Reprinting kitchen cabinets

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Kitchen cabinets are desperately in need of makeover. I want to repaint and add new hardware. Do all the cabinets need to be completely sanded or can we just paint over? Any recommendations would be great. Appliances are stainless steel
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Cabinets are from 1950s and painted a sage green with a brown coating lightly in paint
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  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on Apr 06, 2014
    To make the paint adhere better, you need to at least use a scuff pad over them. They also make a product call Liquid sandpaper that you could use if you just don't want to sand. I've never used it but have read it works good. https://www.google.com/search?q=liquid+sandpaper&oq=liquid+Sand&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.4521j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
  • Maxine Jelinek Maxine Jelinek on Apr 06, 2014
    Annie Sloan paint is awesome. You don't have to sand or use anything first.
  • Andrea D'Avignon Andrea D'Avignon on Apr 07, 2014
    Thanks for the comments, I figured some sanding would be needed. I will check out the products you mentioned
  • Christina Butinski Welch Christina Butinski Welch on Apr 07, 2014
    use a deglosser and then just paint.
  • Donna Lamothe Donna Lamothe on Apr 07, 2014
    Looks like my question was answered too. Thanks all!
  • Shari Shari on Apr 07, 2014
    I've never painted cabinets before but I have done a lot of furniture painting and I always skip the sanding step and use the "liquid sandpaper" (also known as "deglosser") product. My favorite brand is Kleen Strip. I would recommend that you definitely do a very thorough wipe of all the cabinets with something that will degrease them like TSP and if it were me, I would also use one or two very thin coats of a good quality BONDING primer. So, essentially the steps I would use would be: #1. Degrease. #2. Degloss. #3. Prime. #4. Paint.
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Apr 07, 2014
    If your not going to sand, use a primer before you paint even if your using Annie Sloan's paint. These are Kitchen cabinets and they'll probably get a lot of use. Besides helping the adhesion of the paint you won't have to do too many coats of an expensive paint.
  • Peg Lee Peg Lee on Apr 07, 2014
    yu can buy the liquid sander at Walmart or anywhere..it,s called TSP also need heavy rubber gloves w this stuff!! add water in bucket & literally "scrub" the cabinets ! it,ll get all the grease & grime off & give yu a clean slate! please prime !!
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Apr 08, 2014
    Liquid sand is not the same as TSP.........TSP is a cleaner, liquid sander is as the name implies, a sander
  • Margie Hood Margie Hood on Feb 23, 2018
    if that is the wax / chalk paint you will have to sand..if not just take one of the cabinets off, paint the color you want to paint them,after you clean it of course..then see after it dries how it turns out..if it looks good and the color doesnt come through or any of that , I say just paint them with out all the hard prep of sanding all of them
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