Home & Garden Home Design & Decorating

How to Paint Metallic Silver on Kitchen Cupboards

    • 1). Begin with clean, smooth, bare cabinets without any finish. Line along the floor, backsplash and other areas where the cupboards touch other surfaces with painter's tape. Cover countertops, major appliances and floors with tarps or drop cloths.

    • 2). Combine 2 oz. of cream colorant with 2 oz. of a silver stain and seal mix. Mix these into 1 gallon of metallic silver set coat. Stir the paint well with a wooden paint stick.

    • 3). Transfer some of the paint into a paint pan. Apply the paint all over the cupboards with a low-nap paint roller; work paint into any crevices or onto detail work with a paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry overnight, and apply a second coat.

    • 4). Mix together 4 oz. of the silver stain and seal mix and one quart of acrylic-based glaze. Brush the glaze onto the cupboards with a 2-inch chip brush, working with the grain of the wood. Dab off most of the glaze while it is wet with a clean rag, and let the glaze dry completely.

Leave a reply