How can you redo press wood cabinets

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  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Feb 23, 2018
    Depends on the look you're going for, but if you want paint, that can be easily done by light sanding first. I also love wallpapered cabinets, and even wood-look contact paper.

  • William William on Feb 23, 2018
    Painting is the easiest.

    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.

  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Feb 23, 2018
    Yes, clean and sand first. Then add any molding you want to, prime and paint!

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 24, 2018
    If you are lazy like me, lol, and don't want to do prep work, you can use chalk paint. So many colors to choose from or mix your own. Very reasonable to do. Probably about 30.00 will do the job. Still best of course to remove the hardware and make sure the cabinets are clean of anything sticky or rough that might have dried on in a kitchen. Then you just paint--no sanding! Then when dry-which is very fast-you seal with a urethane of your choice finish--high gloss or semi-gloss or matte.