|Forum topic by HandyFrank||posted 07-20-2015 03:21 PM||932 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-20-2015 03:21 PM
My wife and I want to freshen up our kitchen and I want to consider painting our cabinets. They are a dark walnut stain and I believe the wood is oak. They have deep grain in some areas so I’m aware that they will never be smooth and the grain will always show, but I would like the paint job to be top notch. The construction is top notch, solid wood, and there isn’t one loose hinge. Since their are such good quality I’d like to consider painting vs. replacing them. If I had to estimate based on other updates throughout the house I would guess they are from the 1950’s.
Can some of you with experience and knowledge help steer me in the right direction? I have a bunch of related questions.
Spray vs. Roll
I’ve read HVLP guns are best for cabinet repainting, and searching around Amazon I found 3 that seem popular:
-Wagner 0518080 Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer – $103
Paint to use?
Steps to follow?
I priced out some low to mid cabinets in decent quality and they were around $10K. The rest of the kitchen is going to cost good money (Counter tops, appliances, updated electrical, etc, etc), so I either do the work and repaint these and save $10K, or add $10K to my existing spend list.
All feedback is welcomed.