How to Paint Metal Kitchen Cabinet?
To paint you a metal kitchen cabinet, the main concern is to focus on the color and the primer which we will mention in the latter part of this article.
Preparation for Painting
Before painting the metal kitchen cabinet, you will have to remove all the parts such as the doors, the drawers, the pulls etc from the main body of the cabinet. After you remove all the removable parts, now you will have to sand the surface of the cabinet.
Usually metal cabinet comes with factory finished color which is also called epoxy finish or powder coating. Neither the ordinary color or primer nor the adhesive color or primer will stick to on this factory finished color, so first and the foremost thing that you will do is to sand the surface of the metal cabinet with sandpaper (preferably a 180 grit) to rub off the thick coating.
Important for Painting
As you have already become aware of the difficulty for painting on the metal kitchen cabinet, you will have to learn what can fix well on this type of cabinet. Unlike wood cabinet, you will have to use special things such as different primer and color for metal cabinet.
Primer will work as the main adhesive agent for painting on metal, so the main importance lies here for the type of the primer. Bonding primer which is also known as adhesion primer can work perfectly for metal finished things. You can prime with roller foam, brush or for the best quality painting, you can pay some extra cost for a paint sprayer. After priming well with the bonding primer, dry it completely.
This type of special primer is called DTM (direct to metal) primer. You can buy it from hardware store, but never buy the usual primer for painting on metal.
Start Painting on the Metal Kitchen Cabinet
Now you are at the last and final stage of painting on the metal kitchen cabinet. As the DTM primer fixed well on the metal, you now don’t have to worry about the sticking of the color on it. You can use your preferable acrylic paint on the metal kitchen cabinet. Don’t forget to use a paint sprayer to paint your cabinet as you won’t paint again and again, so you can go for paying a little more.
Read more paint sprayer vs roller.
Congrats, you have painted well. Now you will have to spend adequate time to dry the paint completely. Once the color dries fully, rejoin the segregate parts with the body of the kitchen cabinet. At last, replace the metal kitchen cabinet as it was.
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