We’ve decided to paint the inside of our glass-front kitchen cupboard. This was hubby’s idea, and I think it’s a brilliant one. He suggested a bright, bold orange like Benjamin Moore’s Electric Orange [on the left], but I decided to go with the slightly more tame Calypso Orange [on the right]:
So last night, after removing the items and the shelves from the cabinet, I used Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primer followed by 2 coats of Calypso Orange. I *think* the cabinets are IKEA melamine – and according to the intarwebs, Fresh Start primer will adhere to melamine and provide a decent base for latex paint. However, I think I should have used BIN sealant/primer just to be sure… I guess if the paint starts peeling off I’ll know I erred, and redo it using BIN! But until then, I’m going to wing it. I am planning to paint the insides of a few more cabinets, so I’ll use BIN to prime those. I’m not painting the shelves, just the inside back and maybe inside sides of the cabinets.
I was using a Benjamin Moore sample, and samples only come in Satin finish, so the following pics don’t do our vision justice. I think high-gloss orange would be fantastic. But until then, here’s a sneak peak of the glass-front cabinet [if you look closely at the 2nd picture you can see Darwin’s tail forming a black question mark]: