Paint kitchen cabinets

My cabinets were previously painted with a flat paint. I want to repaint with semi gloss. Do I need to sand before painting?
  5 answers
  • Rose McMillan-Crawford Rose McMillan-Crawford on May 25, 2017
    No, flat paint is just like a primer.
  • you don't need to sand but maybe make sure they are clean before starting.
  • Staci Staci on May 25, 2017
    Make sure you clean well and get the grease off.
  • JoAnn Koontz JoAnn Koontz on May 25, 2017
    liquid sandpaper before painting
  • William William on May 25, 2017
    Paint no matter what sheen is not like primer. Primer has bonding agents that cling to practically any surface for paint.

    Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123. Then paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.