What is the best way to paint 1980's melamine cabinets?

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I sanded them and painted them with a paint/primer paint but they are already showing signs of small paint chips. I live alone so I know they are not used roughly. I also painted the same almond color but would like to change that
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  • Jean Renn Jean Renn on Jun 08, 2017
    Chalk paint

  • Aloma Cronberg Aloma Cronberg on Jun 08, 2017
    First of all, make sure the paint is not toxic if you are going to use them for food. If they are just for decoration it doesn't matter.

  • William William on Jun 08, 2017
    Use acrylic 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.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jun 08, 2017
    How about chalkpaint?

  • William William on Jun 08, 2017
    I wouldn't use a liquid sander on melamine. Its solvent based that kind of melts the melamine and doesn't roughen the surface.