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Old 02-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Right now new kitchen cabinets are not in the budget. I'd like to look at attempting to paint the cabinets I have. They are not in bad shape, they are just a horrible cream/wood handle combo.

I remember my parents purchasing the same style 25 years ago, when this style was "in". The home I purchased has the same style cabinets.

These are not wood cabinets, they are some sort of vinyl or something.

* I attached a image of the style of cabinet - these are not mine but this is the exact style.

What are my options for paint these?

Can they be painted?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Lightly sand, clean,apply bonding primer, paint with a QUALITY finish paint in semi gloss
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Lightly sand, clean,apply bonding primer, paint with a QUALITY finish paint in semi gloss
Good choice for primer, you will definitely want a Bonding primer. BM Fresh Start is a good choice, Insulx Stix, and UMA XIM are also very good.

If it were me, I would use an oil finish, especially if you plan to brush and roll them. The oil's have a much slower dry time allowing the brush/roller marks to "settle" and smooth out giving you a much nicer look. You wont have the "painted" cabinet look. Dress them up with some new hardware and you'll buy yourself plenty of time before you want to replace them.

Dont rush it. Its a slow tedious project, so take your time. Even getting good paints, and nice hardware, you'll still be saving tons over buying new cabinets.
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Thanks for the replies.

I'll look into that primer.

What do you think about spraying them? If I get a spray gun, can I spray oil based or latex paints?
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Thanks for the replies.

I'll look into that primer.

What do you think about spraying them? If I get a spray gun, can I spray oil based or latex paints?
You sure can, but you'll need enough space, and all of the hardware removed. Spraying will give you the best finish, but can also screw you up the fastest too if you have never done it before. That's why I suggested oil if you plan to brush/roll. It's really the next best finish to spraying, a bit slower, but much easier for most people.
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