The dark wood colour of the built in wardrobes in one of our guest bedrooms has been driving me mad since we moved in and this weekend I finally braved painting them white!
Lots of you wanted to know how I did them so here is a step by step!
You will need:
Primer paint (I used wilko primer)
Cupboard paint (I used wilko furniture paint in white)
A gloss roller and tray
A good paintbrush
I didn’t sand this cupboard, just used the primer.
Using the gloss roller I coated the whole thing in primer first and left to dry for a few hours – the tin says leave for 2-3 days but I’m far too impatient for that and it doesn’t seem to have done any harm so far!
Use a paint brush to fill the areas the roller doesn’t reach but do as much as you can with the roller as it gives the best finish!
Repeat the same process on the inside of the doors if desired.
Ensure your layers are thick enough but not much that it’s dripping.
- Use a gloss roller for as much of the cupboard as possible for the smoothest finish
- Buy a paint brush that guarantees no bristle loss (wilko has them) to avoid having to scrape bristle out of your hard work!
- Keep the windows open as long as possible
- Word of warning – the furniture paint is hard to get off your hands so be careful how much you get on them – but in case you do cover your hands in paint (like I managed to!) get someone to pour olive oil and salt on your hands. Rub your hands together then rinse to get it off – it really works!
Lots of love
Mrs Rackley xx