How should I clean kitchen cabinets for painting?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 16, 2019

    Depends on what you are painting them with. I used chalk paint on mine and all I did was wash them down with kitchen cleaner. If you are using some other kind of paint I recommend washing them and then applying a GOOD primer. I prefer Bullseye 1-2-3. It's my favorite because it requires no sanding. After the primer dries (I let it sit for 24 hours although they say 2 hours) then paint with your favorite paint. Good luck.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Jan 17, 2019

      I'm sorry, I was not very clear. I don't mean "chalk paint" like to make a chalk board you can write on. I was referring to "chalky paint". Available in many colors just about everywhere. It's a little expensive but goes a lot further than regular paint. Be sure to seal it (especially in the kitchen or bathroom) with polycrylic. Not only will that protect the paint but will make it so you can scrub your cabinets. Again, sorry for the mix up.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jan 16, 2019

    Wash down with TSP. If you wash your cabinets down a lot chalk paint will not hold up, use all oil based products . If you don't, chalk paint would be fine. But don't finish with wax use polyeurethane.

  • You will need a really good degreaser. Because any left over will cause the paint to lift.