Painting Gloss Kitchen Cabinets: How to Transform Unit Doors

Gloss kitchen in grey with timber floor
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Painting gloss kitchen cabinets can instantly update a tired kitchen. Perhaps you're fed up with your old gloss kitchen and want a contemporary new look to bring your kitchen up to date, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Painting your gloss kitchen cabinets with a new matt or satin finish is a great way to update the heart of your home.  

Whether you have a gloss laminate finish or timber glossed doors and cabinets, both can be transformed to look like new. However, both arguably require a little more preparation than painting kitchen cabinets in materials such as timber or doors in matt finishes.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.