Giani Nuvo Cabinet Paint Review

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.

 Tash ♥ xo


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20 thoughts on “Giani Nuvo Cabinet Paint Review

  1. Wow! It’s so amazing what a can of paint can do, your kitchen looks totally transformed and updated. I love the drawer pulls you chose, sometimes the bfs just have to be overruled.


  2. The difference is stunning, I like the dark cabinets too and think I may use the same when I do my kitchen. Very nice job!


  3. Since it has been a few months since you installed I’d love to hear a follow-up to this since I just found out about this. As well great review.


  4. Hi Roxy,

    The cabinet doesn’t really look painted because you can see the grain of the wood as well the countertops are smooth with a glossy finish. The only thing I find is that if your cabinet door rubs again each other it chips and the countertops chips around the sink area that comes in contact with a lot of water.


  5. I don’t think they do but six months later it still looks great!! I have to do some touch ups now and then but it’s not a big deal to me. I plan to do a video tour soon.


  6. It looks great! How many coats did you do? And when you do touch ups, does that requiring sanding first or do you just paint where needed?

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