Ashley Contreras
Ashley Contreras
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Asked on Jan 7, 2019

Anyone familiar with KB home cabinets?

WilliamFiddledd224Ken Erickson

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Wanting to redo our cabinets and not sure if anyone had any tips before we started on them.

I believe the cabinets are veneer wood.

3 answers
  • Ken Erickson
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Assuming KB is the brand name. I would stick with a cabinet made from plywood and NOT a pressboard. Plywood cabinets have a veneer of a wood species, but pressboard will have a laminate of veneer glued on. Pressboards will absorb kitchen moisture and swell - causing damage.

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Take a door front or drawer to the home improvement store paint department and ask for their advice on paints, stains, trim and more.

  • William
    on Jan 9, 2019

    If you want to paint.


    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. Acrylic or water base paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd or oil-based 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.

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