Ronseal Water Based Melamine & MDF One Coat Cupboard Paint - All Colours - 750ml

One Coat Cupboard Paint Water Based


Our Cupboard Paint can transform your kitchen cupboards, doors and wooden furniture in just one coat. You don’t need to use a primer. It’ll stand up to knocks, scuffs and spills, so you won’t have to do it again any time soon.

  • Transforms interior wood & furniture quickly and easily
  • Tough and durable
  • Water resistant
  • Stands up to knocks, scuffs and spills
  • No primer needed
  • One coat

How to transform your cupboards

Before you start

Make sure your room is above 10°C and open a window to keep it ventilated. Cover anything you don’t want to get paint over.

If you’re painting cupboard doors or drawers, the easiest way to do this is to take them off the units and lay them flat. If your wood is in good condition, just give it a light sand with 240grit sandpaper. This’ll help the paint stick.

If the paint is flaking or cracked, you’ll need to sand it back to bare wood. Use 120grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the woodgrain. Remember to wear a face mask. Vacuum any dust and wipe down with a damp cloth.

Fill any holes or cracks with our Multi Purpose or High Performance Wood Filler. Be careful preparing any wood that was painted before 1960, as it may be coated with lead paint.


Give the paint a really good stir. Then paint it on with a synthetic brush or foam roller in the direction of the woodgrain. It’ll be touch dry in just 1 hour.

Most of the time one coat is all you ever need. But, if you’re painting over a bold colour you may need a second coat. If this is the case, leave the first coat to dry for 4 hours. Then give it a light sand with 240grit sandpaper and wipe with a damp cloth. Once the surface is dry put the second coat on.



Take off as much paint from your brush or roller as you can. Then wash them in warm soapy water. Don't empty any leftover paint into drains or watercourses. Your local authority may have special ways to get rid of unused paint. Protect from frost.


Avoid abrasive cleaners, these can damage the paint. Clean with soapy water.

Technical specification


For all wood and melamine furniture, doors, drawers, shelves & skirting

Coverage 8m2 per litre
Dry time Touch dry in 1 hour
Coat time If required, overcoat in 4 hours
Number of coats 1 coat (a second coat may be required if painting onto extremely porous substrates)
Colours White Gloss, White Satin, Ivory Satin
Finish Gloss and Satin
Application Brush or roller
Paint base Water
Sizes 750ml