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Old 04-14-2010, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, new to the forum, and to painting.

I have 6 cabinets that have a coat of paint on them(from the prev. owner of the house). I'd like to paint them a different color and I am seeking some basic advice on how to prep and paint the surface. The surface is currently slightly glossy. Im thinking I will paint in Drk. Brown or Blk.

Also, the doors of the cabinets are 'shuttered'. Im concerned that without tedious sanding (between each shutter plank) I will end up with poorly painted cabinets. Should I use Liquid Sander?

I look forward to hearing from you!

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likely best to have them sprayed.
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likely best to have them sprayed.



It is very tough to make louvers look good without spraying them.
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I agree on the spray painting for the louvered sections. You'll drive yourself crazy otherwise and the paint will clump in places. I would take them off and do it in a garage or basement, however, as those sprayers can get a little crazy.

Here's more on painting the actual cabinet boxes:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/painting-kitchen-cabinets.shtml
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