Painting a 1927 kitchen

steveinpasadenaJune 29, 2010

We are getting ready to paint a kitchen that has not been painted in something like 40 years. All glossy oil-based paint, and pretty certain to be high lead content.

As a result, we are not very excited about the standard recommendation to dull the surface by sanding. Currently, we are planning to do the following:

1. Clean painted surfaces with TSP.

2. Apply a liquid deglosser.

3. Prime with Sherwin-Williams Premium Wall & Wood Primer (cabinets will get several coats + final sanding to reduce prior brush marks).

4. Topcoat walls and ceiling with Sherwin-Williams Duration (semi-gloss).

5. Topcoat cabinets and trim with Sherwin-Williams ProClassic Acrylic (gloss).

Here are our questions:

1. Will the above plan work? The prior paint is in amazingly good condition and it would be nice to do a similarly good job.

2. There are some chips in the paint. Given the goal of minimum sanding of the original paint, should they be filled before/after priming?

3. What choice for a deglosser?

4. Any suggested improvements?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

--Steve

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steveinpasadena

Correction -- in steps 4 & 5 "topcoat" should be "paint".

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 4:43PM
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