The Best Cupboard Paint for Kitchen Cabinets
There may be days when you use the kitchen only to stare into the fridge or make a cuppa, but most days it is the heart of the house. A glum colour or an outdated scheme can really bring the mood and feel of the room down, when what you really want is a cheering space to cook dinner (or wait for the old pierce and ping). Cupboard paint can give your kitchen the makeover that you want at a mere fraction of the cost of a reno.
The top cupboard paints in the UK
Below we have a guide to three of the top kitchen cupboard paints in the UK. Further down we have a guide to using traditional wood gloss finishes for your cupboards (the range of colour choice is greater, but the pay off is that it is more work).
How to paint kitchen cabinets with wood gloss
If you have a very particular shade in mind for your kitchen cabinets, you may want to opt for a traditional gloss. When trying to match a colour scheme with your kitchen paint, you can more easily find the right colour from the full range, rather than making do. If you do opt for gloss, you will need to use a primer to ensure full adhesion and protection for your paint. You will need to:
- Wash down and degrease your cabinets – Any residue will impede a perfect finish
- Once dry, sand with fine paper – This gives extra grip for the primer
- Apply an appropriate primer – Use the manufacturer’s instructions regarding whether to apply with brush or roller
- Apply colour – Once the primer is dry, you can apply your gloss! If there are any drips in the primer, you can sand these with a very fine sandpaper to ensure a smooth and even finish