Asked on May 20, 2017

What prep do i have to do in order to paint?

Michele PappagalloJudy Ferrell


I have 2 cabinets, 1 is plain wood, looks like there is no finish on it, but it is smooth like its painted, the other one looks like a stain, light, AI hope AI have given you enough info. thanks, dolly
2 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 20, 2017

    sand, wipe and paint
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 20, 2017

    As long as neither cabinet has shiny finish, I would lightly sand them both, wipe them down well to remove and sanding residue, then paint. Depending on the color of the cabinets and the color of the paint you are using, it make be smart to use one coat of primer. For instance, if you are trying to paint a really dark wood cabinet a light color such as white. It will help to hide the darker color and make the paint go on smoother and easier as well.
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