Do I need to sand my cabinets (semi gloss paint ) before repainting?


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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 07, 2018

    Hi Maddie, after you clean them really good I would totally recommend at least hand sanding them lightly with fine grit sandpaper. It just really helps your next paint choice adhere a lot better and last longer.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Sep 07, 2018

    Yes - lightly, and primed. Scrub first with TSP. Don't skip all this and try chalk paint. It will not hold up to kitchen cabinets.

  • Maddie_51 Maddie_51 on Sep 07, 2018

    Thanks for your input.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 07, 2018


  • Yes you do. The person we talked to about repainting our cabinets said you need to sand and use a primer before painting to avoid any bubbling or peeling paint in the future

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Sep 12, 2018

    Take one of the cabinet doors to the paint department of the home improvement store and ask them to select paint/stains and other finishes and application tools that will work for your kitchen. They have the best selection, the most up-to-date materials and most important, the most informative sales staff to get you what you need for a professional job.

  • Maddie_51 Maddie_51 on Sep 12, 2018

    Thanks everyone.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Sep 15, 2018

    You're welcome! Hope you project turns out wonderful!

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