I would like to paint our kitchen cabinets.

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I'd like some advice and opinions on a couple of things; I'll attach pics.

1st question: the original hardware was centered in the middle of the door. Yuck. I've already removed most of them. Wood putty for the holes?Suggestions?


2. What products do you recommend for the most foolproof, painting process?


Thanks for your input!

q i would like to paint our kitchen cabinets
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  • Gk Gk on Jul 23, 2018
    Yes you can fill your hole with wood putty and then sand it smooth. I would suggest a good primer and then using acrylic paint in an enamel finish for painting your kitchen cabinets. You will not have to poly over this paint.
  • Use bondo for a smoother finish. Wood putty can leave a funky texture. Bondo is a 2 part process where you mix it with a hardener. Use the spatula to apply it and then sand it well.
    For your cabinets, clean them well with a degreaser and rinse them well. Then prime well. I recommend Zinnser BIN which is a bit stinky but works great because it's shallac based so it sticks well. Then paint. Good luck. It's a lot of work but so worth it.
  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jul 23, 2018

    Wood putty will work OK... Use it sparingly... and after drying, you will have to sand... and you want to minimize that tedious job.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jul 23, 2018

    Old fashioned paneling will make the ceiling look even shorter... paint them a light color --- the vertical "lines" in wood are a plus!


  • Frank Frank on Jul 23, 2018
    I used Valspar Cabinet Paint from Lowes. It can be tinted any color you like. It's been two years and has held up great. Use good quality brushes. One gallon covered uppers and lowers with 2 coats. I also primered before hand and lightly sanded the primer coat to get a smoother finish. It's a long process but the end result is well worth the work. Good Luck.
  • Becky Becky on Jul 23, 2018

    Thank you all for your input! I appreciate it!

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