Kitchen Cabinet Project - Long Post - Sorry! - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Kitchen cabinet project - long post - sorry!

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!


Last edited by RMA1234; 05-31-2010 at 09:43 PM. Reason: forgot a question
RMA1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 03:46 AM   #2
paper hanger and painter
chrisn's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 8,016
Rewards Points: 616

If you have NEVER painted anything before I would highly recommend you either hire a painter or get some help from someone with experience. You are already spending a whole pile of $ on FPE ( totally unnecessary IMO).Kitchen cabinets are some of the hardest things to paint properly.Get some help, you are not going to get enough information here to do the job correctly.There are things you can do with info received over the internet, painting kitchen cabinets properly for the first time painting would not be one of them


chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting laminate kitchen cabinet blueturtle Carpentry 3 11-11-2009 01:37 PM
Kitchen Cabinet Toekick color cellophane Interior Decorating 3 10-29-2009 03:52 PM
Kitchen cabinet doors LOUSY CARPENTER Carpentry 3 02-01-2009 07:07 PM
Kitchen Cabinet Color srianto Interior Decorating 3 01-28-2009 02:32 PM
Install a dishwasher in an existing kitchen cabinet shapeshifter Remodeling 9 03-16-2008 01:05 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1