Hi there. I am slightly challenged when it comes to DIY projects; I apologize in advance!
I have oak, raised panel cabinets in my kitchen, and I hate them. I am not a fan of the grain of oak. I have done a bit of research (slightly OCD!
) and have found enough support to suggest that Fine Paints of Europe would yield the best results.
The directions/steps are somewhat contradictory, though. So, as I understand it, I have to:
1. remove the doors/drawers
2. clean with a solution of warm water and mild detergent
3. Either lightly sand with 220 or use liquid stain remover
4. wash & dry cabinets again
5. Because I want to hide the grain, apply a coat of the FPE brushable putty with a regular brush
6. Once dry, sand lightly with 220 to achieve smooth finish
7. If necessary, repeat #6.
This is where I get confused. I have read that at this point, I can now apply the FPE Eco paint. I have also read, though, that I still need to use a primer over the brushable putty, then apply the paint. Sand between coats of paint, applying two coats.
So, I am not sure if I need a primer over the brushable putty or not. Also not sure if I am going to be sanding more than I need to!
Paint the doors while flat and then prop up so they dry vertically? Use a sprayer or rollers or brushes? I have never painted anything before, as I am sure is obvious! Any advice for a newbie is appreciated! Thanks in advance!