How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan chalk paint is perfect for repurposing and refinishing furniture. However, it can also be used to paint kitchen cabinets and give them a face-lift. Annie Sloan chalk paint works best on kitchen cabinets using at least two coats of paint and then three coats of Annie Sloan wax to seal it.

With Annie Sloan chalk paint your cabinets will have a worn and interesting character. The paint does not provide a plastic or ordinary look of some paints. The paint will work on all types of kitchen cabinets, even laminates. Some laminate cabinets have shine like glass, which the paint will stick too, but the less shin the better the adherance of the paint.

Is sanding or scuffing necessary before painting kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint? That is completely up to you. It is perfectly acceptable to sand the surface but not necessary. Make sure you wipe over with a damp cloth to clean any debris. After cleaning the surface apply two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint. You can layer paint and add character with antiquing or faux finishing, just like you would when painting a piece of furniture. The wax is water repellent and strong, makes a good connection to the paint to protect your kitchen cabinets.

To maintain the new look you should refresh the wax every now and again as needed. A strong household cleaner can be used to remove splotches of wax and stubborn marks in case you want those areas rewaxed. The best benefit of Annie Sloan chalk paint is that the look is completely versatile. Want different color kitchen cabinets next year? Just paint over them!

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