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How to paint your kitchen cupboards

With Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint, revamping your cabinets is as easy as pie. Available in 100+ mouthwatering shades and matt, satin and gloss finishes, the premium chalky blend is a real treat for wood and melamine cupboard doors. Read on to find out how to paint your kitchen cabinets with this simple step by step guide. 

You will need 

·         Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint

·         Rust-Oleum Ready to Roll Kit

·         Rust-Oleum Sugar Soap

·         Screwdriver (optional)

Step 1

Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint is suitable for most cupboard surfaces. Simply give each cupboard a light sand with a fine grit sandpaper and clean with a degreasing agent. No matter how clean you think your kitchen is, you need to wipe everything down with a grease remover, otherwise when you add a water-based paint to an oil covered door, the paint will not stick.


Protect walls and surfaces you do not wish to paint by running masking tape along the edges of your cabinets. This will also create a crisp edge. 

Step 2

Make sure you thoroughly stir your paint before use. It isn't strictly necessary to remover doors prior to painting, but you will need to ensure you prep properly if leaving your doors and drawers in situ. 

Step 3

Now you're ready to paint! Use a short nap roller to cover larger areas and a brush for more intricate, hard to reach places to ensure flawless coverage. With no primer or topcoat needed for wooden or melamine cupboards, this is a recipe for success. 

And that's it!

Wall: Porcelain, cupboard: All Green

After allowing to dry, remove the masking tape, reattach the handles and stand back to admire your hard work! 


Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint is the ideal way to refresh cooking zones with a delicious new colour. Choose from over 100 stunning shades and revamp your cabinets with excellent coverage and an ultra-durable makeover. Touch dry in just 1 hour, the finish is hard-wearing enough to handle regular wipe-downs and stand up to cannoning corks.


Why not check out the latest paint colour trends for 2024 or complete your makeover with our range of kitchen tile, grout, wall and floor paints?

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