To paint your wardrobe snow-white


A bright white cabinet is a beautiful piece of jewelry for the bedroom or living room. But when whitewashing or painting so much is to be considered. What options you have with regard to paints and varnishes and what you should pay attention to, we explain here.

Paint, paint or glaze

Where is the difference?

The basic components of paints, glazes and paints are the same: binders, solvents, pigments (except for clearcoats) and other substances. The three coating agents differ in the composition of the fabrics and the properties associated therewith, with the transitions between paints and inks being fluid. Paints usually have a larger proportion of binders and are associated with gloss. However, there are also dull paints and shiny colors. Glazes are translucent, so that the grain of the wood can still be seen after painting.

Choose correctly

When selecting the agent that you want to use to paint your cabinet, you should first of all make sure that the product is solvent-free in order to prevent the formation of harmful vapors.
Other aspects that you can consider when choosing are:

  • Is the product environmentally friendly?
  • How resistant should the product be?
  • Should it be water repellent?
  • Should the grain shine through?
  • Should the paint be water-soluble or not?
  • Should the white be glossy, matt or glossy?

Especially environmentally friendly are e.g. Lime paints, which consist of natural raw materials. Most commonly, water-soluble emulsion paints are used. Latex paints are water repellent and available in different gloss levels. If you buy the best advice from a specialist in your hardware store.

Paint plastic cabinet white

Plastic cabinets can not always be painted. PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene are usually not paintable because the paint does not adhere. For other plastics it is sometimes possible to sandpaper the surface and then paint it. A much simpler method, however, is to simply glue the plastic cabinet to white foil. This goes much faster, covers one hundred percent and looks chic.

Preparations before painting

Before you can paint your cabinet, the surface must be thoroughly sanded and old paint residues removed. If you prefer to do without it for comfort, you must at least roughen the surface with sandpaper so that the paint will last.

Furthermore, it is essential that you thoroughly clean the cabinet surface after sanding. Paint, varnish or glaze sticks poorly on dusty, greasy or damp surfaces, so that you did not receive a uniform color result. It is best to vacuum the wood dust with a vacuum cleaner and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. Allow the wood to dry well before painting or painting.

Last but not least, it may be beneficial to apply a primer, especially with dark wood. This prevents stains and ensures better adhesion of the paint or the paint and a better color result. If you do not use a primer, it will probably be necessary that you have to swipe several times.

Tips & Tricks

Read here how to paint your wardrobe step by step.


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