Painting the kitchen cupboards

June 26th 2000

Question from: Doreen
Edmonton, AB

Dear Shell,

I am planning on painting my kitchen cupboards. They are in great shape but I want to change the color (white). Please let me know the proper steps to take - preparation, base coat, painting, type of brush, etc. I have done a lot of painting, but never cupboards.

Thanks, Doreen

Dear Doreen,

1. Wash cabinets with my Shell Busey’s Home Cleaning Formula (heavy duty mix) using a Scotch Brite scrub pad.
2. Rinse well with clean water and allow to dry.
3. Prime cabinets with fast dry alkyd primer use a pure bristle brush.
4. Apply 2 coats of Melamine paint white (any brand) using a pure bristle brush and Whizz knap roller. Coats should be 18 hours apart.

It’s just that easy.

Shell Busey