• Hometalker
  • Floresville, TX
Asked on Oct 4, 2017

Painting mobile home kitchen cabinets

WilliamEleanor KorfJanet Pizaro


5 answers
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Hello Deborah :) If you decide to go ahead with your project (and quite frankly, I used to live in a mobile home, and I don't blame you for wanting to repaint the cabinets), DO NOT SKIP ANY OF THE STEPS to doing it the right way, or it just won't turn out right:
    Good Luck and thanks for asking HOMETALK how to paint kitchen cabinets in a mobile home :)
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I'm with Katty, do it right, don't skip any steps. 1.) Remove and number all doors and drawers. Remove all the hardware. 2.) Clean, fill any cracks or holes, then sand everything, both sides. 3.) Prime with Kilz2. Back side first, Front side last. 4.) Apply paint with a foam roller - back side first. / I live in a mobile home and have painted all my cabinets this exact way and am very pleased with the result. Best of luck.
  • Eleanor Korf
    on Oct 4, 2017

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  • William
    on Oct 5, 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, 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.
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