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01-20-2016 11:16 PM

I know it pains me to paint any hardwood, but my cabinets were in poor shape and it was paint the bases or tear them out.

I got new raised panel maple doors from www.rawdoors.net (and they are beautiful btw) and I was debating if I should use a sanding sealer on them first or a water based primer or….what for the best results.


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#1 posted 01-20-2016 11:21 PM

What type of cabinet and where??? If the new doors are beautiful, just paint the frames and leave the dooors in a natural wood finish, it is a nice look, with maple doors I would do the cabinets in a darker greenish gray depending on room color.

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 11:22 PM

Use the appropriate primer for the paint you’ll be using.

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 11:34 PM



What type of cabinet and where??? If the new doors are beautiful, just paint the frames and leave the dooors in a natural wood finish, it is a nice look, with maple doors I would do the cabinets in a darker greenish gray depending on room color.

- conifur

Kitchen, The cabinets were this awful darkish dirty banged up oak from 1976 and the doors on them were extremely cheap. After much prep I painted them a light gray color that I am very happy with.

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 11:37 PM

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 11:42 PM

I had a client that redid kitchen cabinets by painting them, the paint did not hold up around the pulls after about 2 years.

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 11:43 PM

I cant find the exact pics I want.

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#7 posted 01-21-2016 12:20 AM



I had a client that redid kitchen cabinets by painting them, the paint did not hold up around the pulls after about 2 years.

- conifur

I have done a few things to mitigate this from happening. I am using drawer pulls that ll but prevent you from touching the drawer faces. I also used Sherwin Williams Pro Classic waterborn alkyd paint which holds up much better than a latex.

Here is a picture of what I have so far, I get new counter tops this friday.

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 12:21 AM

House was quite a fixer-upper when I bought it, this is what I started with.

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#9 posted 01-21-2016 12:31 AM

What ever to your taste, I would have left the doors unpainted and just painted the face frames, but its is your kitchen and taste, differently an improvement.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#10 posted 01-21-2016 12:52 AM



What ever to your taste, I would have left the doors unpainted and just painted the face frames, but its is your kitchen and taste, differently an improvement.

- conifur

I sort of cheaped out by not replacing the drawer fronts. Somewhat trying to prove a point about the cost to remodel a kitchen, to myself at least. I have a coworker that spent $100k for a kitchen remodel…..

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#11 posted 01-21-2016 02:37 AM

Pat that was I did for a living the last 20 years b4 retiring, residential remodeling, easily done if you are not realistic. I did a kitchen, they wanted a commercial grade gas stove, now the seller of the stove did the install, so about a year later I get a call, from the new owner of the house, the stove does not work, so as a courtesy and possibly a new client I stopped by, sure enough gas stove does not work, and no smell of gas when I tried to ignite a burner, looked in back, gas line is still capped off. First the installer goofed up, but more importantly the client that wanted it, never tried to use it. True story!!!

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#12 posted 01-21-2016 02:41 AM

I painted my kitchen cabinets. 2-3 coats of kilz and 2-3 coats of latex enamel. Would’ve used oil based if I knew better at the time. Worked out great. 5 years and no probs.

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#13 posted 01-21-2016 03:09 AM



Pat that was I did for a living the last 20 years b4 retiring, residential remodeling, easily done if you are not realistic. I did a kitchen, they wanted a commercial grade gas stove, now the seller of the stove did the install, so about a year later I get a call, from the new owner of the house, the stove does not work, so as a courtesy and possibly a new client I stopped by, sure enough gas stove does not work, and no smell of gas when I tried to ignite a burner, looked in back, gas line is still capped off. First the installer goofed up, but more importantly the client that wanted it, never tried to use it. True story!!!

- conifur

LOL

I have heard that most people that just have to have commercial stoves rarely even eat at home. I guess they are a status symbol.

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#14 posted 01-21-2016 03:46 AM

@patcollins, it sure was there just for status!!

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#15 posted 01-21-2016 01:50 PM


What ever to your taste, I would have left the doors unpainted and just painted the face frames, but its is your kitchen and taste, differently an improvement.

- conifur

I like the look. Those cabinets are waaaaaaaaaay too dark for a small kitchen. Painting just the carcasses and leaving the doors would look goofy to me.

I’ve painted a lot of kitchens. As long as things are sanded well and you use a quality paint you should never have a problem. I always make sure to use a liquid sandpaper type product on old varnished wood as a wipe down after sanding. That also helps remove any grease from the stove that may be on the cabinets.

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