Tammy Cowell
Tammy Cowell
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Asked on May 29, 2013

How to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding

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I have what I believe are oak kitchen cabinets in my kitchen. My question is, I really don't want to sand them. Is there a way to get around that? Thanks
7 answers
  • Lori Bryant
    on May 29, 2013

    There is a special kind of cleaner you can get at Lowes or home depot. Can't think of the name of it. Think it is something like SPE?? You wash your cabinents with it and dry them thoroughly. There is also a liquid sandpaper you can paint on and paint over. You should be able to find it at the same places above.

  • Lori Bryant
    on May 29, 2013

    oops! You may not have those places in Canada. A hardware store should have them.

  • Tammy Cowell
    on May 30, 2013

    Thank you very much Lori. At least I have an idea of what to look for. I appreciate your help. Have a great night.

  • Melissa
    on May 30, 2013

    Think she may be thinking of TSP. It is something you use to clean the grease, dirt, grime, off of the cabinets before painting. It leaves a rough finish that holds paint well.

  • Tammy Cowell
    on May 31, 2013

    Thank you Melissa.

  • Jeffrey Whitmer
    on May 31, 2013

    No. It is probably finished with an alkyd (oil) product.. Prime with oil based (flat) primer.

  • Follow your H
    on Mar 1, 2015

    Use a KILZ primer. You can get them at HD and most DIY type stores.

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