Asked on Oct 17, 2017

How to paint over kitchen cupboards are paper covered particular board

WilliamBri5780351Janet Pizaro


7 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I would clean them really good with a degreaser. Chalk paint them with 2 to 3 coats. Them seal them.
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Sand lightly and make sure they are clean and dust-free, then apply your paint.
  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Hello Cathy- Sounds like paper laminate applied to particle board. You will need to carefully sand any damaged areas and then fill with an auto-body type filler to bring the surfaces level again. Once done, a thorough cleaning should be done but no sanding. Using a deglossing chemical such as TSP should do the trick. Once clean and dry, prime using an oil-based primer. Not water based. Water based primer will cause the paper covering to possibly swell and cause issues. Once dry again, using an oil-based paint put your final finish coat on.
  • Bri5780351
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Use a fast drying primer paint that you can get at any paint store. This primer is used to paint over glass, paper, faux wall paneling etc. dries super super fast and then paint with regular paint.
  • William
    on Oct 18, 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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