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Old 02-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Painting kitchen cabinets

Does anyone have any experience with this product?

My wife and I are looking to refinish our honey color cabinets but we are really unsure how they will turn out and are afraid of them looking "DIY" and ruining them.

Our cabinets are original with the house (2000) and are what I believe is particle board. The doors seem like cheap wood but the sides are that fake particle board paper stuff that looks like wood.

How does this work with the insides?

Any suggestions?


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Old 02-09-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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I have used the kit product on counter tops, but not the kit for cabinets. The good: I liked how it went on, it produced a hard, durable surface. I felt that for what it is intended to do ( a cheaper way to refresh counters) it performed well although time will tell on durability. The downside for me: It was oil based and produced some very noxious fumes. They suggest a foam roller to apply. I used one and the paint actually caused bits of the roller to come off leaving "divots" in the finish. It dries incredibly fast for an oil-base finish so preventing lap marks was nearly impossible. On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 4 or 5.


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Have never used the product, but don't believe much of anything is going to work on particle board and contact paper. Unless someone has changed them the doors are probably the same stuff.
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The doors may be particle board but definitely not contact paper - I know from installing knobs and drilling through.

The sides are paper you just tell - they have a different texture.

I know they are original from our neighbors houses with the same model.
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Not familiar with the kit, but if it is a really quick dry oil finish then it may have some hot solvents in it that may soften the glue behind the contact paper. I have had to paint some cabinet as you described. After a good cleaning and light etching, used a bonding primer (such as Smart Prime, Stix, Griptec, or an enamel undercoat) and a hard enamel finish coat designed or cabinets ( such as Ironclad, Durapoxy, or All Surface enamel).
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