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Old 12-04-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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I'm trying to paint my kitchen cabinets espresso bean semi gloss by BEHR. Should I prime because someone says I dont have to because BEHR paint already has primer? Also I don't really want to sand my cabinets what's the best way to do this and what paint brush should I use??? Any pictures would be nice.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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if you are painting kitchen cabinets I would do more research before painting them with behr. search this forum for posts concerning behr and then get some good benjamin moore or sherwin williams paint and they will be able to tell you what to prime them with also. according to someone more knowledgeable than me that posted, primer is chemically formulated to do a certain thing and paint is formulated to do something different so its impossible to have both in the same can. I have read a lot of negative posts about behr paint. who said you didn't have to prime, the person that you talked to at the big box store?

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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SOooo much info here on that topic.
Basically- stop and read.
In a nutshell- paint and primer/ not.
Behr on cabs= trouble
Real prime, real prep real paint.
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Okay well BEHR is out I just wanted a dark brown/black coffee bean color but thank you so much
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Benjamin Moore Impervo in oil would be my choice or Sherwin Williams best paint
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
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I'm trying to paint my kitchen cabinets espresso bean semi gloss by BEHR. Should I prime because someone says I dont have to because BEHR paint already has primer? Also I don't really want to sand my cabinets what's the best way to do this and what paint brush should I use??? Any pictures would be nice.

I see you have already nixed the Behr, that is the first right choice.
Sanding?Don't want too?
You had better hire someone to do this project for you, that's my answer.
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I see you have already nixed the Behr, that is the first right choice.
Sanding?Don't want too?
You had better hire someone to do this project for you, that's my answer.
Sanding is a pain in the butt that takes a lot of work I just thought I can primer then paint but before I go out and buy I'd rather ask to see if it's a good idea but you said I should hire someone I guess if I have to
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only the idiots in the commercials say this paint thing is easy. Not people who actually do it.
If short cuts worked- don't you think all the pros would do it?
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Your right I should hire someone or just sand every cabinet thank you
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #10
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sand , look all your doing is deglossing, were not talking bout saw dust here or taking it down to bare wood.your just deglossing. wash cabinets rinse,lightly sand fine sand paper ,you could knock out all your cabinets in about 2 hours or less. i have seen it plenty of times were people don't do the prep,its not good, im not a box store basher they have a lot of good products. but for cabinets their is not a paint sold at big orange or big blue that i would put on cabinets .go sherwin williams ,Ben moore,pittsburgh paints, p/s a bonding primer is a must.

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Okay I'll give it a try just scared that it would look like crap but I'll sand a little and see how it go's because my cabinets look like crap
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Prep is everything. Even the best finish in the world looks like crap if its flaking off


Ive been known to use cheap materials but I never skimp on prep
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Looking at the pics, you COULD do it yourself but I would still recommend hiring a good painter for this to be done properly. Cabnets are the absolute hardest things to paint properly. If you must do this yourself, we can explain how, but I believe you are over your'e head here and would be happier to have them done right.Sanding these is a MUST

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I will hire someone to do it but I hope it's not to much thank you all for your help
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Looking at the pics, you COULD do it yourself but I would still recommend hiring a good painter for this to be done properly. Cabnets are the absolute hardest things to paint properly. If you must do this yourself, we can explain how, but I believe you are over your'e head here and would be happier to have them done right.Sanding these is a MUST

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I agree with Chrisn, absolutely. One of my trusted paint store guys (trusted meaning they have been around and are at the top of their game) says that cabinets are the one thing he discourages inexperienced HO's from DIY. If they're not done right, they will be a nightmare. That's not to say it can't be done, some are naturally talented and handy. It doesn't sound like you have any experience, but are you naturally handy? If you are we can help you get it done. If you don't think you can, then maybe you should hire a pro who can do it right, but that's not cheap. Keep us posted.
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