Yes, of course you can paint kitchen cupboards.
What you need:
- Lacquer Thinners
- 2 pieces Mutton cloth cut to the size of a kitchen towel
- 110mm or 160mm foam roller and handle or paintbrush depending on your preference.
- Instead of using a foam roller a Mohair roller can be used on large flat surfaces or cupboard doors
- Paint Tray
- Tjhoko Paint in a colour of your choice
- Tjhoko’s Clear Glaze
- Clean the surface well with Lacquer Thinners.
- It is important to use gloves and a mask.
- Wait 20 minutes for Thinners to evaporate
- Pour some Tjhoko Paint in a paint tray
- Use the roller and wet it well in the paint ensuring that it is covered in paint all around.
- Start by evenly rolling the paint onto the surface. Don’t worry if air bubbles appear. These will disappear as the paint dries. Be careful not to over work the foam roller: Don’t roll too much – this is when a rough surface is created once the paint has dried.
- Also do not work where there is a draft or wind when painting with a roller. The wind will cause roughness once the paint is dry.
- On large flat surfaces a mohair roller can also be used with great success.
- Once the first coat is evenly applied, allow the paint to dry (more or less 30 minutes) before the next coat is applied.
- Once the paintwork has been completed wait at least 4 hours before starting the glazing process
- Apply the Clear Glaze:
Clear Glaze is a pure acrylic product, which proves to be an excellent sealant.
It is water-based.
- Clear Glaze: As the name describes, it is colourless. Dilute 100ml Glaze at a time with 30ml of water in a different container.
- It helps to wear gloves.
- Use a clean, colourless piece of cloth (mutton cloth or T-shirt material) and dampen the cloth with water. Squeeze and remove any excess water.
- Dip the damp cloth in the Glaze mixture and once again squeeze to remove excess Glaze mixture.
- Wipe very evenly onto the painted surface.
- Work in a well-lit area to ensure that the entire surface is covered and that no blank spaces are left un-glazed.
- One glaze coat is enough. When a higher satin finished is required or to remove any streakiness, a second coat of Glaze can be applied.
- When the cloth becomes dry or sticky, rinse in water and repeat the process.
Stand back and enjoy your creation!