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  1. Painting
    I primed my kitchen cabinets with BIN shellac six (or more!) months ago. I am finally ready to paint with SW ProClassic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd. I thought I should sand the cabinets again since I have waited so long after priming. What would be the best grit sandpaper to use? I bought 400, but...
  2. Painting
    Hi, I have a small kitchen with dark, shiny cabinets - probably 25 years old. (see pic) I had hoped to paint them white. One question: is sanding absolutely necessary, or can I use a deglosser such 'M-1 Paint Deglosser & Pre-paint Cleaner’ (recommended by my local paint store). Any feedback...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi folks, I have some aluminum U-channel and LED tape light ready to install under the front edge of my upper kitchen cabinets. I see two ways to mount it: 1. Individual sections under each cabinet, with wires run through drilled holes in cabinet side panels to interconnect the sections. 2...
  4. Flooring
    During our remodeling the gap between the floor and cabinet (toekick) wasn't closed. There also is a gap where the dishwasher is. As a result we are frequently getting slugs (yuck!!) during the night. I have been caulking the gap using silicone but wondering how to close the larger gap around...
  5. Electrical
    We're installing new kitchen cabinets and would also like to install some new recessed light fixtures above the counters. One way to wire things would be to run NM cable up through an interior wall, through the top plate and into the ceiling and then drill holes through about a dozen ceiling...
  6. Carpentry
    We have a cabinet door that the panel (or the plywood inserted in the frame) is damaged. The damaged area is about 2 inches square. Is there a way to repair it so it looks not too obvious? The way the frame is put together doesn't allow the plywood insert to be replaced easily. Thank you for...
  7. Interior Decorating
    We recently purchased our first house, and the kitchen cabinets are a horrid bright cherry red stain color. They don't go with any other aspect of the house! We have a gray wood laminate flooring throughout the whole house including kitchen, which I like very much. The countertops are a black...
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  9. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello everyone, I'm your run-of-the-mill idiot who doesn't have enough money or skill to renovate/remodel a 1970 house in southeast Louisiana, but I'm doing it, anyway...actually, with all of my mistakes I'm doing it many times, because I'm an idiot. Anyway, my kitchen has built-in cabinets...
  10. Painting
    I have custom paint grade poplar shaker cabinets with mdf panels. I am going to shoot them with tint-able pre-cat lacquer then finish with semi gloss clear using a 211 tip with graco pro x-17. This will be my first time to shoot lacquer. I have found numerous write ups on painting cabinets but...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    So - I'm in the middle of refinishing my kitchen cabinets. Right now, I'm stripping the varnish and finish off all the cabinet doors and drawer faces. No issues there. However, I am having some difficulty getting the varnish and finish off of the cabinet trim and cabinets itself. The product...
  12. Remodeling
    Hi guys, I just acquired the wall mounted cabinet pieces in the photo I included and I want to mount them in my garage for storage. The pieces are all solid but not too heavy besides the piece with the slots. The garage isn't finished (aka: the studs are visible). I've never done this before...
  13. Carpentry
    I've removed the cabinet doors from an upper kitchen cabinet and would like to remove the center stile so I can place a small microwave inside. I plan to leave the doors off, sand, and touch up the wood finish inside the cabinet. I'm not sure how to remove the stile without damaging the frame...
  14. Interior Decorating
    Hey everybody, I was looking for some new kitchen remodeling ideas. I would like to make my space look bigger but also have some extra storage space. I was thinking adding some kitchen cabinets but I'm afraid that would make my kitchen look crowded. Also, maybe you have some thoughts regarding...
  15. Interior Decorating
    Hi I just bought a 1940s house that's been fixed up by a contractor - he did a good job for the most part but the kitchen cabinets, although good quality, are really not my taste. They're brand new cherrywood with elaborate molded trim, I really want something simple & modern. I've attached...
  16. Painting
    I am about to take the plunge and repaint my builders grade oak kitchen cabinets. The wife wants them painted white, and I understand that is going to be a huge undertaking. I most likely will take the plunge and use FPE brushing putty to eliminate the grain. I understand an oil based primer...
  17. Carpentry
    Hi Everyone, I am at my wits end trying to work out how to close my pull-out pantry door. I have the same problem as Nicolushka, namely that my pantry door seems stuck and can only partially close (it has a strange childproof lock(?) on the top as seen in Nicolushka's post)...
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