This is one of the most
requested articles that we've seen lately. We do not know why it has become
popular lately but, nevertheless, here it is.
Let us start with a quick
reality-check: Painting kitchen cabinets, especially those with very glossy
finishes, does not produce a finish that is as durable as painting plain wood.
The finish is fairly tough but will not resist forks, pans and other abuse often
seen in kitchens. I let the paint dry for 6 hours and attempted to scratch it.
I had to push my fingernail pretty hard (it hurt) against the finish to scratch
it, but scratch it did. However, after 6 days, I could barely make a dent in
it. If you are going to do this, try it in an inconspicuous place first.
If your cabinets have a
high-gloss finish, you might have to use a deglosser in addition to the steps
illustrated here. Parks
makes one. You might also consider other alternatives.
High quality finish needs ample time to cure