Clean and crisp. Enhance your kitchen or furniture with the easiest paint job ever!
A quart of Schnubs paint makes any project doable. Updating a bathroom vanity, front door, furniture piece, or your kitchen cabinets is easy with Schnubs on your brush.
What makes our paint so friendly to DIYers?
*Quick drying. As in wicked fast for paint! Dries in 20-30 minutes.
*Self-priming, self-leveling, smooth durable no-tacky finish.
*Premium paint in 100% recyclable container. Easy to pour. No more dripping paint can edges.
*Special acrylic/enamel formula eliminates the need for a sealing product.
*Extremely durable finish. Water and stain resistant.
*All in one formula so no priming or topcoat needed.
*Minimal prep required. Simply clean the surface, lightly sand with 220 grit, and then paint away. Easiest paint job. EVER!
*Cures for light use after 24 hours. Water, mold, stain resistant.
*Adheres to a variety of surfaces (wood, tile, plastic, metal, laminate)
*No waxing or any other extra protective product needed
*Water based, so it has low VOCs.
*Very user friendly
*Covers in 1-2 coats.
*Go over existing paint, stain, lacquer, urethane, and even epoxy!
Our finishes are the perfect sheen for cabinets and furniture. Not too shiny and not too dull. It's just right. We've spent MANY hours painting cabinets and furniture, testing and re-testing, and now we feel like we have the best possible paint on the market. Durable, smooth, ideal sheen, goes over a myriad of substrates, and is so easy to use. Try is out for yourself. If you don't love our paint, we'll refund your money. Really. We're so confident you'll love our paint.
Quart covers approximately 100 sq ft (with one coat). Pint covers 50 sq ft. And a 4 oz sample covers about 15 sq ft. Small bathrooms, laundry rooms, and furniture can be transformed with just one quart of paint. Simple. Enjoy your painting project and let us know if you have any questions.
We recommend you watch our brief training videos on each step of refinishing prior to beginning your project. If you haven’t done so already, you can find them on our Schnubs YouTube channel. (Go to www.youtube.com and search Schnubs)
Recommended items for your project using Schunbs Paint
Degreaser (dawn dish soap and water, Krud Kutter, TSP)
Green Scotch Pad
Rags or Paper Towels
220 grit sanding sponge
Paint brush - we like a Nylon/Polyester 2 inch angled brush
4 inch Roller frame
4 inch microfiber roller
Painters Pyramid (for cabinet door fronts)
Step 1: Degreasing/Deglossing
Dawn dish soap mixed in water can be used for step, or you can purchase Krud Kutter or TSP from most hardware and paint stores, also Amazon. Spray the degreaser liberally over the entire surface to be painted. It’s best to do 1-2 doors at a time or 1 cabinet frame at a time, to keep it manageable. Scrub the surface vigorously with a green scotch pad to loosen dirt and grime. While the door is still wet, use the razor to scrape the gunk away. Hold the razor with the sharp edge perpendicular to the surface and scrape in the direction of the grain. After the surface has been adequately scraped, wipe dry with a rag or paper towel.
Step 2: Sanding (it’s not as bad as you think)
We highly recommend this step to ensure proper adhesion and overall smoothness of the finish. It’s not necessary to do heavy sanding with a power sander, but you can’t get away with not sanding at all if you want a smooth, quality end product. (bummer we know!) Use the sanding sponge to dull the surface that you just degreased by applying medium pressure while moving the sponge back and forth in the direction of the grain. The goal of this step is to simply remove the sheen or shine from the existing finish. No need to sand down to the wood. (phew!)
Step 3: Painting
To paint frames and sides of cabinets
Use painters tape to mask off the edges of your project (walls around cabinets and the inside edge of the face frame where it meets the cabinet box). Stir paint thoroughly (30-45 seconds) to ensure color is consistent. No priming required. Use the brush to paint edges and grooves first. Tip: first coat should be light. Be aware of drips, especially on edges and vertical areas. Then using the 4” roller, paint the remaining flat surfaces. Allow the paint to dry 30-45 minutes. Lightly sand with a 220 grit sanding sponge. (NOT a green scrub pad) Paint a second coat by brushing the edges and grooves first, then rolling the remaining surfaces. You will want to do a slightly heavier second coat so the paint will level and meld. Allow the final coat to dry for 2 hours before rehanging doors and drawer fronts.
To paint doors and fronts
Remove hinges and hardware from doors and any hardware from drawer fronts. (If you don’t know how to remove your drawer fronts, watch my training video on YouTube) Lay the doors and drawer fronts face down on a flat surface. We recommend using painter’s pyramids to place each door on for painting, but plastic cups or 1”x 1” strips of wood work too. Paint the backside of the door first. Use the brush to paint the edges and grooves. Tip: again the first coat should be light. Be aware of drips, especially on outer edges, and pools in the corners of the panel. Use the 4” roller to paint the flat surfaces. Allow the paint to dry for 30-45 minutes. Lightly sand with the black sanding sponge. Paint a second coat in the same manner as the first. Allow the second coat to dry 1 hour before flipping over to the front side. Paint the front side of the door using the same technique as the back: edges and grooves with the brush first, then roll flat surfaces. Sponge sand after first coat dries. Paint the second coat and allow it to dry 2 hours before putting hinges and hardware back on and re-hanging doors and drawer fronts.
NOTE: Dry time is based off ambient temperature of 75 degrees. If your workspace is cooler than that, you can expect longer dry time. If it’s hotter, then it will dry faster. DO NOT PAINT if colder than 60 degrees or hotter than 90 degrees. Colder than 60 degrees can cause the paint to congeal and warmer than 90 degrees will cause the paint to dry too quickly and risk bubbling.