Marlene lenzius
Marlene lenzius
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Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Can I paint white enamel over dark wood stain ? TKS.

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  • Pjo26908388
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Yes!

    Prep by sanding so all surfaces are dull, then clean the cabinets with a little TSP (tto sodium phosphate.)

    The primer is super important. You want to use one that has a stain blocker like Zinzer brand. A good paint store or box store will have it and a paint check can help you. Prime with two good coats and sand between.

    With enamel use a brush and always paint in the direction of the wood grain. Paint thin coats and sand with fine grit paper. I do three coats, but do higher end renovations to last. Some folks use a clear varithane on top, but I haven't found it necessary.

    There is a lot online that will give you precise info on how to do this. These are the basics.

    Have fun!
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