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Asked on Jan 7, 2019

How do I resurface my kitchen cabinets the easiest way?

HeatherEmy Flint | Semigloss DesignNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA

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I purchase the Rust-Oleum cabinet resurface kit which was 85 Plus dollars and I have to say that it sucks I cannot do the scrubbing part from the cabinets so I have decided to send can you please explain to me the easiest way to do this thank you for your time in this matter

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  • Didn't you read the instructions before purchasing? If you can't do the cleaning / scrubbing part, can a family member or friend help? There is no "easy" way to do this. You just need to dive in and go for it! 🌞

    • Heather
      on Jan 31, 2019

      Hello Naomi yes of course I read the directions before I purchased the Rust-Oleum cabinet resurfacing kit however I did not plan on getting carpal tunnel during my project I already had radial palsy in my left hand and then as I was working extremely hard on resurfacing my cabinets my carpal tunnel came along on my right hand it was actually confirmed today with the carpal tunnel test that I do have carpal tunnel a very severe case of it so that is why I could not do the scrubbing. But my boyfriend and I have figured out a way to do this without scrubbing which in my opinion is all around better because then you're not having to ever worry about did I miss a spot is everything okay underneath there is there any mold growing any of those questions I will not have because of him. He has helped me immensely and I honestly don't know what I would have done without him the project is definitely coming along it is a very slow process yet to a very rewarding one once I am done once we are done but thank you very much for your advice I really appreciate it :-)

  • I haven't been impressed with those kits either. But yes, cleaning the cabinets is crucial to a good finish. The grease in a kitchen will not allow paint to stick.

    For kitchens, after cleaning the cabinets, I prime and then use enamel paint for the best results.

  • Heather
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Well I have decided to actually just go ahead and sand my cabinets they are flat like absolutely flat there are no curves no design no nothing on my cabinets so it's super easy to sand them & I have an electric sander so that is the way I am going :-) and you are absolutely right there is definitely no easy way to do this but to me this is the easiest way and yes I did read the instructions however I did not think that you needed a bulldozer per say to get everything off of the cabinet and I was just diagnosed about four months ago with radial palsy which makes my hand not work properly so doing the heavy extensive scrubbing was not going to work for me I just didn't realize how much extensive scrubbing was going to have to be done at the time that I purchased the kit

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