In this video, This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner repair their 70-year-old cabinets with freshly-matched paint.
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Mid-century kitchens are charmingly quirky. They feature one-piece metal cabinets and era-trendy colors like aqua, green, pink, and yellow. While these designs were on point at the time, they can be difficult to repair and maintain 70 years later. When a homeowner needed help matching her aqua-colored metal cabinets to the existing bank, she called paint expert Mauro Henrique for help.
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To smooth out the texture and remove any remaining rust, Mauro and Molly sand the rusted areas of the cabinets with 220-grit sandpaper [https://homedepot.sjv.io/vN1DL3].
To prep the bare metal surface on the cabinets, Mauro and Molly apply rust-resistant primer spray [https://homedepot.sjv.io/75LXAY] for metal surfaces.
To prep the entire cabinets for painting, Mauro and Molly sand the surfaces with 800-grit sandpaper.
To paint the cabinets, Mauro uses a semi-gloss acrylic Direct to Metal (DTM) paint. To apply the paint, Mauro uses 6” foam rollers [https://homedepot.sjv.io/eKJnD1] and applies 2 coats.
All supplies used for this project can be found at most home centers.
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