Anyone have any experience with something like this?
(Coating that gives the granite 'look' for laminate counter tops).
I figure for $70 it's worth a shot. Our laminate is in excellent shape, just VERY plain...and since I'll be painting the kitchen cabinets...it would be the perfect time.
As for painting the cabinets...I'm reformed car guy. So I'm familiar with the fact that the hardest (and most expensive if you are paying for labor) part of any painting job is the prep work. The best material and technique in the world won't make up for lousy prep work. That being said...
Our cabinets don't appear to be 'laminate' they appear to be real wood, with a varnish / stain and some type of poly on top. I do have a few specific questions:
1. Does poly on wood work like cars? Just fill / fix / sand any surface imperfections, otherwise if the existing finish is in good shape just knock the shine off with a some light sanding for some bite?
2. I figure primer is a must, and specific recommendations?
3. Wife wants them painted black. I figure semi-gloss. Any specific recommendations (on experience) with brand, type of paint etc?
I will likely be filling the "designed / grooves" in the doors with wood putty after sanding, then priming / painting.
Any problem with light sanding before the last coat of paint? (I'm talking 300+ grit wet, just so the final coat looks sharp)....is wood different than painting cars in this case?
I'm going to ASSUME (you know what they say about that) that a QUALITY paint with good application won't need a poly or clear coat.. ?
Thanks in advance for any help.
(I did search for painting cabinet threads..I got to page 6 or so.....I'll search some more)