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January 11, 2000 at 10:06 pm #15950Norma BGuest
Kitchen cabinets are in pretty good shape and I want to lighten them up. What kind of paint would be best for a job like that? What is the best cleaning product to buy to get the dirt and grease off from the cabinets?
January 12, 2000 at 6:41 am #86712Henry in MIGuest
Hi, Norma. I hope that your cabinets are wood, including the door and drawer fronts. Sometimes these are made of laminate and paint will not stick as well to laminate as it will to wood. The best cleaning product is Tri-Sodium Phosphate, available at home centers and paint stores. Be sure to rinse well before you sand, prime and paint. Be sure to remove the doors, drawers and hardware for the best job.
As far as the best paint, your best source of info on that is your local paint store. A small independent retailer has to be pretty sharp on what his paint will do. Plan to buy the very best paint available and at top dollar. A few bucks saved on a gallon or 2 of paint can come back to haunt you with problems a few years down the road. Is it worth having to repaint several years sooner for the few bucks you save?
Henry in MI
January 12, 2000 at 10:12 pm #86759Vicki PerdueGuest
My huband and I purchased a home last year and we had fantastic cabinets, plain but well built. Our first inclination was to do new cabinets but we went to a local home improvement store, bought
rosettes and roping, spruced them up with new hardware and paint. We used Porter Paint, enamel,
oil based (over Latex) after a good primer by Porter. They look like brand new. Our friends thought we had new cabinets. That was a year ago
and we have no chips, still very white. Great decision.
February 20, 2003 at 2:55 pm #143957Jan in MIGuest
I want to paint my kitchen cabinets, where do I start
and what is the best product/products to use
June 26, 2003 at 7:27 pm #168349Jay in Long IslandGuest
I want to paint my kitchen cabinets. They have a dark oak laminate finish. What kind of paint should I use that will stick to laminate, cover and lighten it to light oak or a lighter color like white?
July 8, 2003 at 6:32 pm #170527Amy in PAGuest
i want to redo my kitchen cabinets. i want to paint them , but i was wondering how to give them an old country rustic look????????
March 23, 2004 at 8:59 am #221970LISA IN BENNINGTONGuest
what can be done to the surface of the cheapest cabinets… We have a condo with cheap pressed wood with the almond color laminant over it. Is there a paint that can be used to asthetically change the cabinets?
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