White kitchen cabinets with a plastic finish- advice on type of paint?

Joanne R Nappi
by Joanne R Nappi
from the 1980's. Does anyone know of a paint that will work on these?
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 30, 2017
    Are they Laminate?

  • Larry Larry on May 30, 2017
    I would use a polyurethane base paint, particularly is you want

  • Gillian Winn Gillian Winn on May 30, 2017
    Melamine paint!

  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 30, 2017
    Home Depot, Lowe's etc. have Rust-Oleum kits for refinishing laminate cabinets. If you go to www.houzz.com they also have instructions for redoing them.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on May 30, 2017
    Chalk paint goes on everything and requires little prep, maybe just a good cleaning and a light sanding and it will adhere great.

  • Tish Shipe Lloyd Tish Shipe Lloyd on May 30, 2017
    Home Depot and Lowe's have a terrific paint -- it is frequently used in RV's and on boats.

  • Claire Amirault Claire Amirault on May 30, 2017
    You can paint on plastic, but you have to sand real well before applying. Use a good quality paint/primer combination.

  • Barb-Kirk Bloedorn Barb-Kirk Bloedorn on May 30, 2017
    I believe Rustoleum has paint that would work on plastic. Have to read the label.

  • William William on May 31, 2017
    THERMOFOIL cabinets. If none of it is cracking or peeling your lucky. It has a tendency to do that, especially the doors. Bonded to MDF. My crew installed tons of them when I was a homebuilder.

    Use acylic latex paint. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123. Then paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.