How to paint cupboards?

by Patti
I keep seeing many ways to paint cupboards, and I want to do mine right. I am in my 60's and can't afford to have new ones put in so have to do them on my own. I want to do them the right way and so they will last, yet isn't too terribly hard for me to do.
  6 answers
  • William William on Jun 15, 2017
    Make sure they are clean and dry. 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.

    • Patti Patti on Jun 15, 2017
      I see a lot of people use chalk paint. Would that work as well?

  • Angela Cosner Angela Cosner on Jun 15, 2017
    dependent upon the finish of your cabinets, you may be lucky enough that all you have to prep with is unscrewing the hardware and taking sandpaper to it

  • William William on Jun 15, 2017
    Yes it would and no prep needed.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 15, 2017
    Yes, chalk paint is the easiest and has great results. Highly recommended!

  • Crystal M Higginbotham Crystal M Higginbotham on Jun 15, 2017
    unscrewing everything will definitely save you time and your sanity in the long run! haha

  • Linda Leath Linda Leath on Jun 15, 2017
    I have used chalk paint (Annie Sloan) and Rustoleum Cabinet Paint.
    I think Chalk Paint holds up better.