Paint insides of old cabinets

suziecaMarch 26, 2008

I'm going to paint the insides of my kitchen cabinets which are old, dark oak. Some of the insides are raw wood and other parts are particle board. There is no finish on any part of the insides.

What process should I use? I assume I will have to prime everything first and then paint.

I'm concerned about paint smells...are there products that are less offensive?

Any advice is appreciated! TIA

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
green-zeus

What I've done,in this case, is to use acrylic exterior gloss paint. Exterior paint holds up better. Yep, primer first. You might have to apply 3 coats if you're using white.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 10:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ci_lantro

I would use primer, a coat of any white flat paint that you might have around and then a coat of exterior gloss or semi gloss. Flat paint has better hiding qualities.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 3:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What is this wood? (Want to match)
When we bought our house we had the first floor floors...
cardinegreen
are these cabinets discolored from cigarettes?
Not sure if this was a refacing gone bad, or nicotine...
cindywhitall
making templates from graph paper
I seen some of the woodworking plans on the Internet...
hoganjr
species of window sill/molding?
I think this is my favorite window pic. Any idea what...
aptosca
Installing new deck door
I've ordered and received a new custom pre-hung deck...
africanboy
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™