Asked on Oct 4, 2017

I'd like to paint my cabinets how do I remove the old slick finish?



5 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Its best to sand it back so that you can strip the paint and re-d o them! Good luck :)
  • Dfm
    on Oct 4, 2017

    liquid sander. the spruce. com has a nice article on the poro's and cons of using sandpaper and liquid sand paper /deglosser.
  • S
    on Oct 4, 2017

    there are products of a liquid sanding medium. Kilz will help with that also. good old fashioned sanding. Paint with primer is also helpful in this situation. Chalk paints stick to about anything
  • William
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Make sure they are clean and dry. 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 with 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat.acrylic enamel paint and alkyd paint for cabinets. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd, or oil-base, paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.
  • FL
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Sandpaper : by hand or with a sander OR steel wool, sold by "grade" to distinquish how rough the steel wool is on a surface. The finer the grade, the less impact.
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