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Old 07-08-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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I’m planning on painting my kitchen cabinets black and I’ve never done it before so I’m looking for some advice and I’ve got a couple questions….

I have wood cabinets, which have never been painted and I was planning on using a palm sander before I got started… is that ok/necessary?

Do I need a primer or can I just use a good paint?

What type of paint should I use?

Would I need to use polyurethane afterwards?

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a picture would be helpful.

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A good oil stain blocking primer and BM waterborne satin impervo would be my choice but for a home owner with limited painting experience, you're kitchen cabnets would not be a good place to start.
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W/B satin impervo is a great product but unfortunately it doesn't come in black - the oil S/I comes in Black. In a latex you could use the 309 line - which is the high gloss or you can use the 363 line which is the Low Lustre metal and wood enamel. All good products.
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I’m planning on painting my kitchen cabinets black and I’ve never done it before so I’m looking for some advice and I’ve got a couple questions….

I have wood cabinets, which have never been painted and I was planning on using a palm sander before I got started… is that ok/necessary?

Palm sand, then use a sponge sanding pad.

Do I need a primer or can I just use a good paint?

Yes to the Primer.As mentioned, Oil Based.

What type of paint should I use?

Latex with a sheen. No need for a Poly.



Would I need to use polyurethane afterward

Hope this is of some help...........Good Luck.................
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W/B satin impervo is a great product but unfortunately it doesn't come in black - the oil S/I comes in Black. In a latex you could use the 309 line - which is the high gloss or you can use the 363 line which is the Low Lustre metal and wood enamel. All good products.

You'e right,I did not even think about that. The oil would be even better, but then again for a DYI project, the kitchen cabnets still would not be the best place to learn.

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