Nuvo Cabinet Paint Review

 Giani Granite for Countertops

As most of you all who have been around my Blog awhile know, we have slowly been attempting to remodel parts of our house and give the rest of it an updated look.

A couple of months back I resurfaced my Countertops using Giani Granite Counter Top Kit. This past week I have been busy using the sister product to Giani, Nuvo Cabinet Paint.

Chris was a bit aprehensive about me trying to paint the cabinets, I guess Countertops was anothr story because he said have at it. However, he gave me free rein and I got started.

My Nuvo Cabinet Paint Kit arrived a couple of days after it was ordered. It came with everything i needed to paint my cabinets. Paint, Paint sticks, paint can opener, rollers and roller handles as well as Sand paper and instructions.

This was actually a very simple process. I had planned to update my hardware to the cabinets as well until I found out I could not match up the holes with any other hardware on the market because my cabinets are original to the house and that size is no longer made, so I simply cleaned the hardware up and put it back on after painting.

After taking my cabinet doors down, I lightly sanded them to create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to. my cabinets were a very dark wood color which had been clear coated at least 4-5 times over the years if the look of them was any indication.

My Kitchen is very tiny and always looked dark and dreary. I wanted something to spruce up the look as well as lighten up the Kitchen. I had originally thought maybe a slate color but in the end decided on White because I really wanted a clean open look.

It actually took 2 coats and on some even three coats of paint, but it was an easy process and they had included plenty of paint and supplies so I had no issues with not having enough paint to go around.

This is how my Cabinets looked before Nuvo. Very Dark and I don't mind saying it, very Ugly! ( excuse the mess, I was cleaning! )

This is how it looks now after Nuvo Cabinet Paint.

It not only looks much brighter and cleaner, but I have found it is very easy to wipe little fingerprints off of if I need too.

I did all of this with no help from Chris. So don't think you need help to get this done. I did the project in steps, doing one side of the room first then the following weekend I did the other side. You may also notice that I decided to resurface my Countertops again with another Giani Kit and do them in Black instead of the original White I did a few months back. That's the beauty of it, it's cheap enough that if I choose to change it up, I can without spending a ton of money and only a few hours of my time and I get an entire new look.

So if you are in the market for a new look, Try Nuvo Cabinet Paint and Giani Countertop Paint Kits for a new updated look for less!

Disclaimer: I received one or more products for free in exchange for a review, however, all opinions are based on my own experience.

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  1. crystal sanders/ very bright and clean looking, great review, if i need to do my cabnets i will look for this produck,,

  2. Omgosh... your kitchen looks fabulous! I would love to see a picture of the whole room. It definitely doesn't look like an old kitchen anymore! I love that they send you everything you need to paint, that saves a lot of time running to the store for things you've forgotten. I reallllly like the black counters too! You did an excellent job, and obviously Giani products are top quality!

  3. Wow! That looks awesome! Love both the counters and the cabinets! Great job!

  4. wow those look great i would have never known you diy'ed it! shawna baird scott

  5. That really brightened them up! Usually regular paint won't go over cabinets that well. If I ever paint my cabinets I am going to use this!

  6. wow looks great. would love to redo my cabinets like this.

  7. Blown away at the difference

  8. I really can't get over how fabulous your kitchen looks now!! Have you made other changes too?? And how are the Nuvo counter tops and cabinets holding up??

  9. shawna scott---my mom and I were just talking about redoing her cabnets! your stuff looks great!

  10. Cabinets look great! Can you explain to me why the pictures are so different? The before picture has tile counters and I can see the microwave and the range. The after picture doesn't have tiled counters anymore and there is a window. Was this picture taken from a different angle? Did you fill in the caulking?

  11. Wow!! What amazing results!! My hubby and I recently did our bathroom and I wasn't impressed with the paint we bought from Home Depot. I will have to try this in our kitchen

  12. I am interested in knowing how the counter top paint and cabinet paint is holding up over time? I am considering using them but I have a 2 year old so I realize it wont be indestructible but I do want them to hold up for a while.

  13. I have used both the cabinet paint and the countertop paint. The countertop paint I have used in my old condo, and I was very happy with the results and it's holding great after 2 years. Not so much for the cabinet paint. I should have never used it. We have painted our kitchen in our new house black, and the paint is just chipping off on the cabinets. We had to email to manufacturer to get one more can of paint and we thought maybe putting another coat (3rd one) will help. Well, it didn't. I can just scrape the cabinet little bit with my nail, and the paint comes off. I have just used 2 types of stain for our 2 bathroom vanities, BUT I had to slightly sand it. And it holds great. Unfortunately, I think applying the Gianni cabinet paint without sanding, doesn't do the good job. I had just spend this past weekend, sanding down the worst parts of our kitchen cabinets and painting over them once again. I hope it will hold better now, when applied on sanded surface. I have to live with this until I can afford a new kitchen.