When I heard about Nuvo Cabinet Paint, I thought it would be perfect for updating the color of our kitchen cabinets to the cocoa couture color to match the rest of the houses furniture as it’s an open concept space. My husband didn’t like that idea, since he thinks the color of the cupboards is fine as they are. As you can see, they’re not a bad color, just not a color that I prefer!
So I decided to give the paint to one of our friends since he just bought a house that needed quite a bit of updating, which included needing fresh paint in his kitchen. Now this is not a brand new spanking house, or he wouldn’t need any updates at all. I think it was built in the early 1900’s, so it needs quite a bit of work. We actually went over there just to help him repaint the entire house, except for the living room area, because the ceiling was being refinished with sheet rock, etc.
My Nuvo Cabinet Paint Kit arrived about a week after it was ordered and it came with everything we needed to get the hideous yellow-green color off of the cabinets; 2 quarts of paint (covers 100 sq ft area), paint sticks, paint can opener, rollers, sand paper, and instructional information. Having everything in this bundle made the process that much simpler to deal with and do.
First, we sanded our friends’ cupboards to help get the tacky yellow color lighter so the paint would adhere to it better. We removed the drawer pulls, and then we went to town and finished his small kitchen area with the slate modern gray color with the small paint brushes that were sent. He didn’t have any updated cabinet fixtures yet, since he just bought this place not that long ago, but I imagine everything will be in tip top shape when he has the funds to proceed. Even with just the paint, it has improved the look drastically. He was unsure if which color to go with, and in fact wanted to pick a lighter color, but I mentioned that with having the counter tops white, as well as the appliances, the entire kitchen would look like a dreary hospital. If he updates the counter tops with some of Giani’s granite counter top paint, I think the kitchen would pop, especially if he bought some stainless steel appliances and new fixtures to go along with!
Our friend did mention that it has chipped some, but he had left over paint which can be used to touch up the chipped areas any time he needs to. It’s probably a good idea to put a topcoat over them even though it says it’s not needed just to get that added layer of protection. Overall, I love it! Maybe next time we can get some Giani Granite Counter Top Paint.
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