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Paint a cabinet with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint

Rust-Oleum's velvety-smooth ultra matte Chalked paint makes painting furniture easy. The ultra matte finish adds a luxury finish to previously painted or varnished furniture.



Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matte paint in your choice of colour

 Rust-Oleum Chalked protective topcoat


120-grit sandpaper or sanding sponge

Drop cloth

Gloves and dust mask

Screwdriver or drill / driver 

New hardware

Find all the supplies for this project at your local Builders Warehouse. Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matte paint is available in three vintage colour variants.






Before you start, put down a drop cloth to protect floors and surfaces. Work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable or rubber gloves, and a dust mask when sanding.

1. Remove existing hardware to make sanding and painting easier. Lightly sand the entire cabinet with 120-grit sandpaper and wipe clean. Make sure your cabinet is completely free of any dirt or dust before you begin painting.

2. Stir the paint well before use.

3. You can apply up to three coats of paint to the cabinet, but do allow 30 minutes drying time between each coat. If you are applying Chalked paint over raw wood, always brush in the direction of the wood grain. After the last coat, let the paint dry for four hours before moving on to the next step. 

GOOD TO KNOW: If you want to give your cabinet a shabby chic look you can easily distress chalked paint with 120-grit sandpaper for a beautiful aged finish. Just wait for your paint to dry, then follow the directions on the label to distress.

4. Stir the protective topcoat and apply two even coats over the painted finish. Apply with light, even strokes, and be careful not to over brush it. Allow 30 minutes to dry between coats. The topcoat will dry clear in about four hours.

Once finished, you can replace the doors and add new hardware.