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Spray it on with Rust-Oleum spray paints

Use Rust-Oleum spray paint to spruce up tired kitchen cabinets, tables and chairs.


We used Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X in Spa Blue (Gloss) to lift a dreary kitchen. Storage tins and wicker baskets on the work top are sprayed with Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X in gloss Sage Green and gloss Berry Pink.


Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X or Universal spray paint in your choice of colour
Drop cloths
Masking Tape
Rust-Oleum Primer (see below)
Drill/driver and assorted screw bits






1. Remove doors and drawer fronts from the cabinet frames, move them to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust sheet. Mask off any areas of the object not to be painted, such as hinges and handles. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper.

2. Ensure surfaces to be painted are free from loose paint, rust, wax, oil and grease. This is particularly important on old kitchen doors/ drawers where there may be a build up of grease - sugar soap will help to remove this. Previously painted surfaces should be lightly sanded with 180-grit sandpaper to provide a key. Unless you are painting with Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint, bare wood and metal should be primed with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and bare plastic should be primed with Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer.

3. Using your selected product and choice of colour, hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the object and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart. For our cupboards we used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Spa Blue (Gloss).  

You will find a wide range of  Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X, Universal Spray and Painter's Touch at your local Builders Warehouse.