How to Paint Cabinets with Chalk Paint. Step 1: Prep Your Painting Area. If you’re painting inside, this is the time to tape newspaper to the floor. Really, painting outside in natural light would be ideal, but I know taking the entire cabinet off the wall wasn’t an option for me, so it probably isn’t for you. Step 2: Basic Maintenance.
Part of my makeover was to paint the vanity with Annie Sloan chalk paint. In graphite specifically, which is a dark charcoal grey. This was the first item I painted with chalk paint, so I was curious to see how it would come out. This is the only good close up I have of the vanity. It was when we discovered the secret drawer in the bottom of …. I wanted to use chalk paint sooooo bad on our guest bathroom cabinets (because sanding is the worst!), but I ended up sanding (so.much.sanding.) and painting them with BM Advance. So far they are holding up great and I’m happy with the finish..
Painting cabinets with chalk paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to upgrade those ugly old oak cabinets. I have been remodeling my laundry room lately and finally have gotten around to showing you what I did!! This was the last room in the house that I have done nothing to. We never even painted it when we moved in 14 years …. Although chalk paint does perform as advertised when it comes to general sanding and adhesion to finished surfaces, undesired holes and dings will still need to be filled and sanded before painting (unless you like the character they create). If the cabinets have a finish on them, these patched places would also benefit from a spot-prime. Once ….
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see disclosures here. You don’t have to hire a professional to paint your kitchen cabinets! With the right tools & paint, anyone can do it. I’m sharing how my Chalk Painted cabinets have held up, 4 years later. I’ve been meaning to get around to this post for a very long time..
I used a chalk-type paint again, and I painted right over the previously painted cabinets sealed with wax. I would recommend sanding and/or a coat (or two) of primer if you paint over cured wax. However, most likely you are not painting over wax and will not need a primer. To apply the paint, I used a brush for the crevices and a roller for the flat areas.. MATERIALS FOR PAINTING CABINETS. Paint Brush- use a 3″ angled trim brushWood filler- fill in any nail holes or dents beforehand for an even finish Primer and Paint– use a cabinet paint (see why I recommend Benjamin Moore Cabinet Paint here). Smart Prime by Zinnsser was my favorite but it has been discontinued) Bullseye 1-2-3 is the current replacement I recommend along with Sherwin ….