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Leenders 04-13-2006 05:28 PM

Painting Cabinets
 
Hi there.

I recently purchased a condo and the kitchen needs an update. Right now I am repainting the kicthen cupboards that were originally green (uugh).

I have them sanded down right now and have a coat of primer on most of them. I am planning on going with a nice white and want a clean smooth finish.

What can I do to get the finest finish? Like I have noticed when rolling on the primer I see the rollers texture, is there a roller I can purchase that with make that texture a little lighter/smoother?

These are just wood doors, no designs or moldings. Just plain and flat. Someone told me to try a foam brush? Or even use a good brush, but wont I be able to tell that the paint was brush on?

I was also thinking about spray painting them? Sounds stupid but could it work for the image I want?

Hopefully someone can help. Thanks guys.

Darylh 04-14-2006 10:47 AM

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A foam roller works well for this.The Cabinets in my picture were done that way but I would do a sample first If you can. A sponge roller leaves a very fine texture look and is easy to do.

Leenders 04-14-2006 12:03 PM

Cool thanks! I will give that a try. I didn't even think of those foam rollers that a good idea.

slickshift 04-17-2006 12:48 AM

A quality paint with good leveling is what you are looking for
The foam rollers is probably a good idea also

Teetorbilt 04-17-2006 02:19 PM

You may also want to reduce the paint a little. It slows the dry time down but allows the paint to flow.


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