Has your cabinet become old? A fresh coat of paint gives new life to vintage metal cabinets.
Cabinets were believed to keep out unwanted bugs and rodents while giving a fresh, clean
appearance to the room. The vintage cabinets are sometimes found to be in need of refurbishing
to return them to their original glory and a new coat of paint often is all it takes.
The followings are directions for painting a metal cabinet.
1. Prepare the area around the cabinet. Lay tarps or plastic sheets over the flooring or other
surfaces surrounding the cabinets. If the cabinets are attached to the wall, use masking tape
to secure newspaper onto the area to protect the walls.
2.Rough the surface with 120 grit sandpaper or steel wool. Work from the top down to be sure
to get the entire surface of the cabinet. Do not forget to do the insides of the doors. The roughing
will assist the primer in holding to the surface.
3.Clean the cabinet. Wipe down the cabinets with clean rags and water to remove any debris
left from the roughing. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.
4.Use a sponge paint roller to apply metal paint primer in long, straight passes. Move horizontally,
up and down the cabinet. Allow to dry for up to 12 hours.
5.Paint the cabinet. Use a sponge paint roller to apply the paint in long strokes to leave as few stop
and start points as possible. Allow to dry before adding a second coat.
Now you have read the directions. You may follow the directions and start to paint your cabinet
and give it a fresh look.