Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen an upgrade. If you have tall kitchen cabinets with a glossy finish and are thinking of painting them, you may be wondering if it's possible, as there are paints which aren’t suitable for shiny surfaces. The good news is that they can be painted–so, you have no reason not to proceed with upgrading your kitchen!
Prep the Surface
If you're looking to add color or contrast to your kitchen cabinets, painting them is the perfect option. However, it is important to remember that glossy cabinet surfaces can be difficult to paint due to their sleek texture. The best way to do this is using spray paint.
Preparing the cabinet surface and choosing the right materials for painting are critical steps to ensuring a long-lasting and attractive result. Before getting started, make sure you know how to deep clean old kitchen cabinets, and thoroughly clean all surfaces so that they’re free of dirt, grease, and oils.
If you want to get rid of the shiny finish, sand cabinet doors and frames lightly with very fine grain sandpaper until any glossiness is removed from the surface. Before doing so, remove the cabinet's hardware, doors, and drawers. If you use sandpaper, make sure that you evenly sand all surfaces of the cabinet. When finished, you can repeat with a finer-grit sandpaper to create an even smoother finish. Taking this extra step in preparation will help give you a professional and long lasting result.
One thing that must be taken into account if you are using spray paint is that this type of paint can be problematic in areas with drafts, so take the necessary precautions to make sure that you don’t damage other parts of the kitchen. Covering areas you don’t plan to paint is a sensible idea, or you can remove the cabinets and paint them outside.
Apply a Primer Designed for Glossy Surfaces
It's important to start by applying a primer specifically designed for glossy surfaces. This will help ensure that the final coat of paint sticks. There are different types of primers, so make sure to choose the one that is right for you. Once the cabinet has been properly prepared with the right primer, it can be painted in whatever color or texture you desire.
Once your cabinet primer is dry, you can unleash your creativity. Choose any color you like to paint your glossy kitchen cabinet, making it a statement piece or a subtle addition that brings the room together. Whether you opt for bold and daring with an avant-garde look or something more demure and classic, painting glossy kitchen cabinets can add the perfect finishing touch to your home.
If you're looking to refresh your kitchen, painting your cabinet doors can be a great option. Knowing what high-end kitchen cabinets are made of will play a crucial part in deciding what preparation techniques are necessary and which paint to use for your kitchen cabinet renovation. With care and patience, painting even high-gloss kitchen cabinets is possible and can be a great way to update your decor with a professional look.