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JHI

06:33AM | 09/13/03
Member Since: 09/12/03
2 lifetime posts
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We have dark kitchen cabinetes. They are made of a lamenate material...no smooth like formica. How do I paint these?
Also, does anyone have experience with a product "Cabinet Rescue"?

Workenstiff

12:34PM | 09/20/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
48 lifetime posts
I have painted many , many cabinets , and always done them the same way. Wash them down with TSP. Remove all hardware etc. Sand all down just to dull the surface areas. Prime with an oil primer. Paint them any color you wish with a latex FLAT paint.(2 coats, light sanding after the first coat. After they dry apply 2 to 3 coats of WATER BASED poly.(light sanding in-between coats). Oil based Poly will yellow, water based won't. You will want to use either a satin or semi-gloss Poly, depending on you're preferences. Satin is the norm. Poly goes over the flat paint very good, it makes them easy to clean, nice matte finish, and it does come out looking very professional. While they are drying between paint and Poly coats keep the doors etc. in a room or basement where no one goes or stirs dust up. I know other do not agree on this process, but I have cabinets in clients homes that are still looking great after 5 years and longer.

MrPaint

01:17PM | 09/20/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Why not just use two coats of a good a Satin or Semi-Gloss paint?

Sounds easier to me..........


Mr. Paint

Workenstiff

12:53PM | 09/21/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
48 lifetime posts
You can just use the paint, but with flat first u don't get the streaks or roller marks, as much as you do with satin or semi paint only. And for some reason the satin Poly really has a great matted look , and doesnt just put them in the "painted cabinet"
look finish. But it depends I guess on what you're looking for and time also for the project. Thats all
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