Chalk paint is a great choice for painting laminate cabinets because it “hides” brush strokes.
If you’re using chalk paint for a project, you pretty much can’t mess it up.
What kind of paint do you use on laminate cabinets?
Pick a paint that is designed to work with laminate surfaces. We suggest Cabinet Rescue, a product made specifically for painting laminate. It comes in white but can be tinted colors such as almond, light gray or beige.
How do you paint laminate kitchen cabinets?
- Clean the laminate surfaces and prepare to paint. Before you start painting, give all the surfaces a good wipe down with a cloth and a laminate cleaner.
- Prime the surface with laminate primer.
- Lightly sand the primed laminate surface.
- Apply topcoat to laminate surface.
Do you need to sand cabinets before chalk painting?
So you have to work quickly, but you’ll also be ready to sand it smooth without waiting for too long. The most important step of painting your cabinets is cleaning them very well first. After rinsing and drying the cabinets, I began painting with the chalk paint, without sanding or applying a primer.