Painting Kitchen Cabinets


Old 10-04-18, 08:07 PM
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Hello, looking for some recommendations on painting or refinishing kitchen cabinets. The cabinets are original oak and the finish is very rough. The floors are being refinished to a dark walnut so I have been leaning towards painting them white. I have looked all around online and YouTube and have gotten a lot of different options. Iím looking for durability as I have a 1 year old, another on the way, and two dogs. I have watched videos of people deglossing, stripping, sanding and also people using gel coat paints. I have an airless sprayer so I am planning on using that to prime and paint them.I am unsure of the process and products to use prior to painting to ensure a good long lasting finish. Any recommendations of how to go about this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Personally I'd only spray them if I removed them to a remote area. Overspray can/will travel a long ways. You'd need to cover and seal off the room including HVAC vents.
In a nutshell - you need to clean, sand lightly and use a solvent based primer to insure good adhesion over the cabinet's finish. Oil base enamels are the most durable but whites will yellow over time. Waterborne comes in a close second and doesn't yellow. Latex enamels are ok if you use a quality one, the cheaper ones are prone to chip/peel.
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White pigmented lacquer is also an option if you intend to mask and spray.
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Yes I am planning on taping off everything including the floors. These will be sprayed before the walls get done. Thanks for the link to the cabinet painting page!
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I use extreme bonding primer from sherwin williams and pro classic for the finish. You can set up a spray booth for the doors and hand brush the finish on the boxes. It lays down smooth enough.

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