Everything you need to know about Kitchen Cupboard Paint


Where can I buy Kitchen Cupboard Paint?

Kitchen Cupboard Paint cans are 750ml and are available to buy at a selection of retailers, view our STOCKIST page here.


Can Kitchen Cupboard Paint be applied to laminate, melamine or glossy kitchen cupboards without using a primer?

Kitchen Cupboard Paint can be applied direct to clean, dry kitchen cupboards, including previously painted/varnished wood, melamine, vinyl wrapped and glossy finishes.

A primer is only required if there is a stain to block (example tannin bleed from bare hardwood or knots in bare softwood would require a stain blocking primer such as Zinsser B-I-N Primer) or if applying direct to bare ferrous metal a red oxide or zinc phosphate metal primer would be required.


How do I prepare the surface for painting?

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. We recommend sugar soap or Zinsser Universal Degreaser and a non scratch delicate scrub sponge for stuck on spots.

Ensure the surface to be painted is cleaned down thoroughly with Zinsser Universal Degreaser or a sugar soap solution to remove any contamination, rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water to remove traces of the sugar soap, changing the water regulalry.



Application Advice

For best results apply two coats of the Kitchen Cupboard Paint to the prepared surface using a brush or short – medium pile mohair roller, aiming for a coverage rate of 14m²/L/coat, allowing a minimum of 4 hours between coats.


Can I paint my glossy cupboards?

Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint is suitable for glossy cupboards. Lightly sand the cupboards with a fine grit sandpaper, give them a clean with a degreasing detergent and you are then ready to paint.


Can I paint my melamine kitchen?

Yes! Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint is suitable to paint straight on to melamine kitchens after they have been thoroughly cleaned with a degreasing detergent.


Can I paint a previously waxed or painted kitchen?

If a wax or oil has been used previously, simply need to clean the cabinets thoroughly with white spirit before applying the Kitchen Cupboard Paint.


What area does a 750ml tin cover?

Including the recommended two coats, one 750ml tin will cover a total area of approx. 5.25m² (this does not include any waste on your application equipment). Coverage rate is calculated on a smooth, non-porous surface and can vary depending on surface porosity and profile.


How long do I leave after painting before I can use my kitchen cupboards?

Kitchen Cupboard paint is dry to handle after 4 hours in warm, dry conditions with a good airflow, as with most paints it takes up to 7 days to reach its full toughness, extra care should be taking when using the cupboards to protect your painted surface during this time.

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