Using FPE on kitchen cabinets-Does it require a professional?
I am not a professional painter, just a homeowner wanting the very best possible result from painting my builder-grade oak cabinets white. I have had a really hard time finding a good professional painter. Everyone seems to want to cut corners, and I know that the final result is heavily based on the initial prep. I have interviewed at least 5 or 6 different painters, but none that I trust will properly prepare the cabinets before painting. Some won't sand but only prime, another won't use a brush and insists on using a roller (I don't want a stippled texture), another only sands but won't degrease, etc.
So I am considering doing the job myself, using FPE's Eco paint. I have never worked with this particular paint. I have also never painted cabinets. I would much prefer to have someone else do the painting, but I know that I will not cut any corners if I do it myself. Is this a job best left to the professionals, especially using this type of paint? Is the FPE Eco paint something a novice could use? It is super expensive ($115/gallon plus shipping) but I am willing to pay because of the high quality and very low voc's. How would you guys suggest I proceed? I appreciate any advice!