Shortcuts and Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Julie Crozier
by Julie Crozier
Tired of the oak cabinets, but can't afford a kitchen remodel? Chalk-tique them! Simple, no prep needed.
And because you choose your own paint (any latex paint works), you choose your colors! I Chalk-tiqued my kitchen cabinets with an antique white, and the island with a barn red.
Lightly distressed, and then one coat of dark wax gives an antique look to these 1980's oak cabinets and drawers.
Get creative! With The Chalk-tique Paint Additive you make up a little Chalk-tique Paint or a lot, depending on your project. Look at this cute kitchen storage made out of pallets. For the paint, Moore Finishes Art Studio simply added Chalk-tique to paint sample jars!
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  • Julie Crozier Julie Crozier on Sep 25, 2015
    Hi Barb! I painted my kitchen a year ago, and it is still holding up great! I have 5 teenagers, can't get much busier than that. I did apply one more coat of wax recently around the sink area, because of the extra moister. Cleaning does not take off the wax, once it is dried and buffed.

  • Julie Crozier Julie Crozier on Jul 13, 2016
    Update! I have also tried Chalk-tique Additive in oil based paint - works really well!! One coat, no peeling at all!