I'm new to this site and completely thrilled that I found it! My husband and I have been remodeling and updating our 1958 ranch since 2002. We have gotten all of the big stuff done and are down to the details. I apologize ahead of time for the length of this post. That said, we have Geneva powder coated steel cabinets from the 50's in our kitchen. The cabinets are in mint condition, except for the fact that the tenants that lived here before we bought the house painted the cabinets with latex wall paint (brown and hunter green). They did a sponge finish on them, but didn't thin out the top layer of paint, which left big globs of paint on the doors. When we moved in I spent a week sanding the latex paint down smooth, but not completely off. I painted with an enamel paint as a temporary "fix". I want to paint the cabinets with a durable, high gloss paint that will give us the full look of metal cabinets (preferably in a gray/silver/aluminum color). My concerns are the old layers of paint and should they be completely removed? If yes, what is the best method? And, would a metal paint like Rustoleum be the way to go? Also, the old hardware is inset with plastic inserts. I'd like to fill those squares and sand them smooth so that we can use updated hardware. The old hardware looks new, but pinches your fingers when opening and closing the cabinet doors. I'm clueless on what to use for this. I know that other folks have had auto body shops or professional electrostatic painting done on theirs, but my budget is way too small for that.