How to Paint Cupboards With Vinyl Wrap

Once in a while, every kitchen is in need of a little fashion update. Installing new cabinets can be time-consuming, inconvenient and hard on your wallet in the end. You can update your kitchen's look by painting your vinyl cupboards, adding a blast of colour for freshness.

You'll need to pick up some products from your local home improvement store, like a primer engineered to stick to plastics and vinyl. But with a patient hand, you can have a new look.

Scrub away dirt and grime from the cupboard with a cotton rag or scrub sponge soaked in warm water and mild soap or dish detergent. Stains don't need to be removed, but surface dirt and sticky substances must be removed.

  • Once in a while, every kitchen is in need of a little fashion update.
  • You'll need to pick up some products from your local home improvement store, like a primer engineered to stick to plastics and vinyl.

Lightly sand cupboard with 220-grit sandpaper to create a rough surface for paint and primer to properly stick to.

Clean away scrubs and dirt from sanding with a tack cloth so these particles will not damage the final look of your paint job.

Prime the cleaned cupboard with a primer that adheres to plastics, such as Aqualock. Apply a single coat with a stiff paintbrush, and allow this coat to dry for about an hour or to the touch. Apply a second coat and let this coat dry for a few hours. For best results, let it dry overnight.

Paint your cabinets with an acrylic latex paint in a colour and finish of your choice using a foam brush or roller for a clean finish. You may also use an electric paint sprayer, which can leave you with a clean, smooth finish. Multiple coats may be necessary. Let each coat dry for about three hours before applying a new one.

  • Lightly sand cupboard with 220-grit sandpaper to create a rough surface for paint and primer to properly stick to.
  • Apply a single coat with a stiff paintbrush, and allow this coat to dry for about an hour or to the touch.
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