FPE surface preparation - sanding
I've reading about painting for the last several days and have come to the conclusion that I should definitely use the FPE brand for my kitchen cabinets (which will be unfinished maple). I've painted walls, doors, and trim before, but I've never tackled such a large project.
To prepare the cabinets and during the paint process, I understand that I need to sand the surface. Should I use a belt sander, an orbital sander, or the old-fashioned elbow grease with no electric tools involved at all? I also have a mouse ear sander for corners. Because I like to refinish furniture, I have all of these, but I'm not sure which to use or how the different sanders will impact the paint between coats.
Before the kitchen cabinets, I'm going to practice or a dresser that I've just stripped of paint to be sure I can do this. It would be horrible to ruin such high quality paint by using the wrong tools.
Thanks so much for your advice.