How do I remove veneer from kitchen cabinets?


Need easy way to remove veneer from kitchen cabinets, or a way to paint over veneer PLEASE! !!

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  • William William on Nov 29, 2018

    How to Paint Cabinets

    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 100 grit sandpaper or a green Scotch Brite pad.. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. You can have the primer tinted to the color of the top coat but not necessary. 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 Tere,

    Here is tutorial for you.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 29, 2018

    Are you sure they are veneer? Usually they are solid wood. Are you asking about laminate?

    • Tere Tere on Nov 30, 2018

      You're right Kelly, laminate and solid wood? New at this:) Thanks!

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 30, 2018

    You need to talk to a paint store rep, not a home depot style store. The a door with you and get their recommendations. They will help you. Different areas have different products.

    Good luck.

  • Tere Tere on Nov 30, 2018

    Thanks Kelly, will do:)

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