Many homeowners are not too keen on glossy kitchen doors. While some homeowners love the high shine and sleek look, others would prefer a matte finish. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to change the colour of your doors by painting them. First, you will need to sand down the glossy surface to create a key for the paint to adhere to.
To prepare your cupboard doors for painting, you need to clean them thoroughly. Use a microfibre cloth to dry them. Next, you will need to wash the doors using warm water and soap. Before spraying, you will need to remove any door handles, too. To avoid scratching the base of the cabinets, you should also ensure that you have covered the surfaces with newspaper.
Another disadvantage of gloss kitchens is their tendency to scratch easily. This means that you will need to clean them more often. You may also need to invest in a quality gloss cleaner. In addition, you may want to consider using a primer to protect your cabinets before painting them. This will prevent scratches and protect the glossy finish from fading.
To paint glossy kitchen cabinets, you will need primer that is designed for glossy surfaces. Regular primer will not adhere to glossy surfaces. You can then choose acrylic or semi-gloss paints for the paint. If you want the look of a glossy surface without paying the designer price, you can use RustOleum Mode spray paint.
If you decide to paint your cabinets, make sure to choose a durable paint that can withstand spills, scratches, and stains. Semi-gloss paint is also more durable than satin paint, and is more likely to resist mold and mildew. It is also suitable for high-moisture environments.
If you want a higher-quality finish, you can opt for an oil-based paint. It is slightly more expensive than water-based paint but is much tougher once it dries. In addition, it needs more time to dry. You can also apply oil-based polyurethane to seal the finish.
Gloss paint gives the cabinets a sleek and modern look. It may be the right look for the space. However, if you are considering painting over a glossy paint, you must first sand the surface with fine grit sandpaper to create a rough surface for the paint to adhere.