How to paint over “oak color” veneer cabinets, to make them white?

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what procedure do you take to paint over “oak color” veneer cabinets, to make them white?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 17, 2018

    Degloss

    Clean

    Repair

    Sand

    Clean with TSP

    Number doors & drawers

    Remove, placing all hardware in a sealed container

    Prime

    Paint

    • Noel Noel on Sep 17, 2018

      Thanks! I like the numbering part. They never go back the other way! Good plan.

  • Lori Fitzgibbon Lori Fitzgibbon on Sep 17, 2018

    There are several ways to do this. The surface has to be clean no matter what you choose.

    1. The most popular is Chalk paint beauce you don't have to prime.


    2. The next way is a little more involved and will depend on if you have the time and want to do it.

    You will clean them, fronts, and frames...don't skip this step for any painting method.


    Next sand them either by hand or with an orbital sander.

    Paint/primer in one is a good choice. Use an enamel.

    Paint and allow to dry for 24-36 hours. Reattach to the frames and enjoy your new kitchen.

    With any new paint, don't abuse it...paint takes a few days to cure. I always leave my newly painted items out of site and out of use for 3-4 days.

  • William William on Sep 17, 2018

    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.

  • Hi Noel, Not sure if you have ever heard of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint but its AWESOME for veneer cabinets. Our paint is super easy to use and typically there is no priming, sanding or waxing when using our product. However, with Veneer it does tend to be a bit slick and chalk paint needs something to grab onto. We invented a product called Slick Stick which is an amazing problem solver. Just clean (we recommend cleaning with our White Lightning) , put a coat of slick stick on and paint. AFterwards, we recommend you using Gator hide for kitchens since they get a lot of wear and tear. I am attaching some kitchens that were done in Dixie Belle....Also, we did a series of LIVES where one of our retailers did a step by step tutorial on how to paint a kitchen. They are very short lives that you might like to watch. All of our products are waterbased as well.


    Day one : https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1609328872527961/

    Day two : https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1610860225708159/

    Day three: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1612437375550444/

    Day four: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1615506548576860/



    Teri -  www.dixiebellepaint.com If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!




  • William William on Sep 20, 2018

    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.

  • White can be more difficult than some colors.. this may help thatsweettealife.com/painting-white-furniture/

  • The key to painting something like a prefinished cabinet is having good adhesion. This bonding primer is fantastic! It is water clean up, dries quickly, goes on wonderfully smooth, and sticks amazingly well. It will help the paint to stick and not easy scratch off.

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