How to paint your kitchen cupboards

Painting your kitchen cupboards is as easy as pie, with Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint, available in 110 mouthwatering shades!

This premium chalky blend is a pure treat for cupboard doors, with an ultra-flatmatt and an ultra-incredible depth of colour that’s touch dry in just an hour. The finish is soft to touch, yet hard-wearing enough to handle regular wipe-downs of splashes and splatters and stand up to cannoning corks.


With no primer or topcoat needed for wooden or melamine cupboards, this is a recipe for success. Even glossy cupboards can be painted, simply sand them down first with a fine grit sandpaper.


No need to try out fiddly colour charts or stick-on samples either. Rust-Oleum’s Kitchen Cupboard Paint tester sachets come in 110 colours to whet your appetite. And with each sachet containing enough paint to generously cover 30 x 30cm, deciding on the right shade will be a piece of cake.

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, then you're ready to paint!

Each 750ml tin will cover around 11m2 per coat. Two tins should be sufficient for an average UK sized kitchen. 

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.

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.

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