Rust-Oleum Projects

Transform Your Old Garage Cabinets

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Cabinets painted with Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations and Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On paint.After
Cabinets painted with Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations and Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On paint. After Cabinets painted with Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations and Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On paint. Before

These chalkboard garage cabinets will give you functional storage without adding an eyesore to your garage. Plus, the chalkboard surface is a great place to write reminders, to-do lists, or just fun messages!

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a well-ventilated area and use a drop cloth to protect from drips and spills.
  2. PAINT: Use your Cabinet Transformations Light Kit tinted to Winter Fog to give the cabinets a fresh new color. For full instructions on how to apply, checkout this Cabinet Transformations Application video. Once the cabinets are completely dry, you’re ready to add the chalkboard.
  3. CHALKBOARD: Use painter’s tape to line the recessed panels on the cabinets. To prevent paint from dripping on the other parts of the cabinets, you can also cover the rest of the cabinets with masking paper. Next, stir your Chalkboard Brush-On paint thoroughly with a stir stick. Then, use a foam roller to apply three coats of chalkboard paint to each panel, waiting 2-4 hours in between each coat. For a smooth, even finish, use light and even strokes and avoid excessive rolling.
  4. FINISH: Let the chalkboard paint cure for three days. Once it’s cured, rub the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface and erase with a chalkboard eraser or dry cloth. Once the surface is completely conditioned with chalk, your cabinets are ready for business!