Remember last year when the boyfriend and I did our Countertop with the Giani Granite countertop Kit?
Well, now Giani has come out with a new product. The Giani Nuvo Cabinet paint kit. I was excited when I heard the news, it only makes sense the two goes together! The folks at Giani were kind enough to send me a kit to review 🙂
The Kit has everything that is needed for the project.
Kit Includes . . .
– Two 31 oz cans of
NUVOTM Cabinet Paint
– 1 roller arm
– 2 roller covers
– 1 brush
– 1 deglossing pad for
any non-wood surfaces
– 2 stir sticks
– Step-by-Step Illustrated
The one-day cabinet makeover paints are designed to adhere to all to wood, metal, laminate, and melamine cabinets and frames. No Sanding, Priming or Door Removal required. It covers approx 100 sq ft – or 40 Linear feet – A typical kitchen size. And it comes in a variety of colors.
I chose the Cocoa Couture kit
I think Dark Cabinets are so sexy!
Step 1 – Prep
The boyfriend and I started by doing the prep the night before. We removed the cabinet hardwares and patched all nicks and scratches with wood filler.
Then we cleaned the cabinets with Windex as recommended in the instructions.This was the hardest part of the project, the cabinets were disgustingly greasy!! Eww!
Next we used Painter’s Tape and masked off the walls, wherever they met up with our cabinets.
Step 2 – Paint
The boyfriend started painting the cabinets with the door on, but found it too difficult to get into the creases, so he removed the doors.
He also painted the back side of the cabinet doors. The paint had great coverage and went on nicely. He did three coats and we still have more than half of a can leftover.
I decided those awful hardware were not going back on my newly updated cabinets! So I went to Home Depot and picked up something more stylish and affordable of course.
Ready for the reveal
What a difference!
Isn’t the “Cabinet Cup Pulls” stunning?! To think the boyfriend didn’t want me to buy it, now he’s biting his tongue.
The Giani Nuvo cabinet kit was easy to use. The only problem I find is that the paint chips easily. But luckily I have a lot of leftover paint to do touch ups. Also I was told that paint takes up to 30 days to fully cure, so I hope that’s the case. I’m happy to say my Countertops are doing well! It’s been a year now since we did them and we have not encountered any real problems other than having to do a few touch ups around the sink. Not sure if it’s because of the water. The Giani Cabinet and Countertop paint kit is now sold in Canada at Walmart and YHDistributors. Are you looking to refresh your kitchen for spring, get Giani!
Thank you Giani, I’m lovin my new Kitchen!!
Next task, repainting the kitchen. I would love to hear your suggestions on a new color.