Re-painting painted cabinets

new.beeOctober 12, 2012

Thinking about painting kitchen cabinets that are currently painted brown with a light/cream paint. What are the proper steps:

1. Clean with TPS

2. Sand

3. Prime

4. Paint

???

And what primer and pant do I use?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Any quality paint and primer from a REAL paint store. Just go in and ask. Do NOT try this @ any big box place, you will probably get a blank stare.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 5:27AM
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Faron79

If you want a higher-end look, check out a couple paints from FPE.
* Hollandlac Brilliant (Oil-based) is STUNNING.
* ECO Satin or Brilliant (Hybrid water-based) is very easy to use, and stunning as well.

CHEAP??....NO!
Appearance & Durability....Drool-worthy.

Faron

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 11:33AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Don't use TSP unless you're sure to rinse them thoroughly, especially if there are nooks and crannies to trap the TSP.

TSP residue prevents adhesion. I wouldn't take the risk.

Use Dirtex instead or Jasco TSP substitute.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:23PM
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new.bee

OK, the cabinets are painted with Rustoleum Professional Exterior Gloss Enamel (Don't ask me why). They are rough, not smooth at all, so definitely require some sanding.

How big a deal is it to paint the either of following options:

1. an off-white -- do I need oil-based paint?

2. GF gel stain

3. Just use a deglosser and use the bond coat from Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations (I have enough left over of their step 2 pain)?

And how do I prep? Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Rustoleu m paint on current cabinets

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

1. an off-white -- do I need oil-based paint? NO.
2. GF gel stain? NO
3. Just use a deglosser and use the bond coat from Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations (I have enough left over of their step 2 pain)? NO. Sand to dull with 180 grit and that will be your bonding coat.

When the cabinets are clean, dull and dust free, apply two coats of your preferred quality acrylic cabinet paint.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 6:51PM
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