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September 27, 10:28 AM [GMT -5]
I should have read this before starting! So now I'm at a decision-making point. I used two coats of a paint and primer (in one) on my kitchen cabinets and left them to dry. Two days later, I pulled them away from the appliances they were leaning against and the new paint/primer peeled away. I took a closer look at the paint/primer I used and it is 100% acrylic. The peeled parts aren't very large and are on the internal side of the cabinet doors. So...
Can I try to touch up the newly-peeled areas and then cover everything with polyurethane? If so, what kind is most suggested? Is there a better recommendation?
Or should I start over with an appropriate product, and note this down as a lesson learned in trying to save time?
August 30, 12:49 PM [GMT -5]
I have cabinets that the doors are wood but the frames are laminate or even a adhesive paper. How would I prep and paint them?
February 19, 7:26 PM [GMT -5]
I painted my kitchen cabinets BEFORE reading these great tips. Big mistake :) Trust me, the prep work and good brushes/rollers mean everything!
February 21, 5:40 PM [GMT -5]
The step by step really doesn't give us much info i.e. suggested clener, sand paper grit or even info on how to make the four board with the four nails. What gives
February 07, 10:08 PM [GMT -5]
Jack, milk paint is a good choice for durability and a country finish appearance. The issue with milk paint is lack of stain resistance, it needs a topcoat to be safe. I would use General Finishes Milk Paint and Waterborne Polyurethane since they are the only company I know that make both and they are completely compatable together which is a concern when you try to use other manufacturers products together. It is a nice finish.
February 07, 3:50 PM [GMT -5]
My wife wants to paint our beautifully varnished kitchen cabinets. I hate the idea, but we agreed years ago that she is in charge of the inside of the house. I have told her to degrease, clean carefully, scuff with 150 grit sandpaper, prime with good primer, and then paint her top coat. She wants an antique look, our house is a cabin style in the woods. I think milk paint would look good. Any comments?
February 07, 2:45 PM [GMT -5]
Jamie, in order to repair your cabinets I would use touch-up on any small chips that can been easily repaired. Then I would put a protective coat of waterborne polyurethane (satin finish) on top of your existing paint. This will do 2 things, it will put a furniture finish on the cabinet doors and the polyurethane will protect the paint finish underneath and prevent it from likely chipping more in the future. A good easy finish to apply is General Finishes Waterborne Polyurethane available at Woodcraft and Rockler, its more expense than the big box store brands, but worth every penny as it is very easy to work with and is extremely durable.
Good luck on your repair.
February 07, 2:34 PM [GMT -5]
I love the good practical advice from TFH on this project, it is invaluable to those doing this for the 1st time. I have done this professionally and have learned a few tricks that can really make this a great finish.
First, build small nail-boards with 4 nails to enable you to finish both sides at once flat so you eliminate drips and runs caused by hanging the doors, simply start with back facing up and spray and flip.
Second, please do not use either oil or waterborne latex paint, they are not a furniture grade quality finish. You need to use a pigmented laquer. The best and easiest one to work with is ML Campbell Agualente, it is a very tough and durable waterborne (no odor) that is made specifically for high end furniture finishing... and can be matched in any color. Spray minimum of 2-3 coats lightly sanding in between.
Lastly, buy the little HVLP tubine sprayer from Harbor Freight or Woodcraft, the one with the long hose ($50-$90). STAY AWAY from the cheap sprayers that have a turbine on top of a cup, they will absolutely break your heart.
One more thing, if you old finish is really nasty or if you have repaired with wood filler, spray a primer coat of BIN 123 Shellac Based Primer and sand when dry before finish coats.
November 12, 3:21 PM [GMT -5]
Curious, I took on this project last fall. I took two full weeks to make sure I did every step from degreasing, sanding, cleaning prep, to priming and painting. My hardware stores have quit carrying Oil based paint stating a new OH law. So I used a water based paint. As I feared, it is already starting to chip, as we have a computer that the kids use daily and they sit up right next to the cabinets getting extra wear.
My question is, do you think I could, clean, & lightly sand & use your recommendations in the article using the enamel paint, to remedy what's occuring, or am i going to have to start from scratch?
Any advice or direction you could supply would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
June 10, 12:54 AM [GMT -5]
the best way is to sand the cabnets lightly just rough them up a little, the start by applying a good cabnet paint with a primer in it, use a water base paint, there are plenty, i perfer valspar, apply thin coats, it will take you longer, but the end results will be worth the wait, always allow to dry over night before putting your next coat on, two coats will be a plenty, in some cases three coats are needed, always use a good quality paint brush.i like a high glose, our cabnrts look new when i finashed, also replaced them with new handles, which gave the cabnets a new look, hope this helps, happy painting, tony
May 25, 10:06 AM [GMT -5]
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