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Kitchen cabinet paint? Not necessarily going for the highest end product. Your experiences?

By September 8, 2019 3 Comments
Kitchen cabinet paint? Not necessarily going for the highest end product. Your experiences?

To clarify, we aren’t staining them. The top cabinets will be white and the bottom a darker navy. Two 24 year olds buying their first home. Not looking for super high end, but something that’ll do the job. Not a big fan of really glossy looking cabinets and we plan on putting little fabric squares (I’m sure they have actual names, ya know the hexagons that stick to the corners?) so they don’t stick when closed. Something decent to wipe clean if needed but not breaking the budget.

Also, how do you factor how much paint you’ll need? Here is a photo of the [kitchen](https://pin.it/4fc775pg6dzrim)


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3 Comments

  • CrispyBacon_87 says:

    If you don’t do it right the first time, it will cause problems later on. Please don’t skimp.

    I’d use a palm sander to rough them up, prime with Dulux Gripper, Sherwin-Williams Multi-purpose primer, or Zinsser 123. Finish with eggshell at the dullest. Semi will dry harder and be easier to clean. I like Dulux Diamond.

  • ronocnikral says:

    Best: buy a hvlp turbine and shoot a tinted precat lacquer.

    Better: sandable primer, bm advance/sw proclassic/whatever top quality paint with strong leveling properties

    Ok: whatever other hack job blog posts you find on the interwebz.

  • AbsolutelyPink says:

    General Finishes Gel Stain or Chalk Paint. They have a whole line of products and videos just for this purpose.

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