How do I paint ugly pine kitchen cabinets soft grey or white?

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q how do i paint ugly pine kitchen cabinets soft grey or white
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  • Annette Makacynas Annette Makacynas on Jul 02, 2018
    To do it right and like your results its more than two. First clean with a degreaser I like Krud Kutter. Then lightly sand. Prime , then you can put on your color of choice. Maybe two coats, this way that pine color shouldn't bleed thru. Good luck

  • Gk Gk on Jul 02, 2018
    I painted my cabinets a light gray and love them! I added black farmhouse style hardware and painted the walls white instead of the cabinets and used white ship lap as a backsplash and on a small wall. While I like white cabinets when I see pictures of them they just looked too stark in my house. The gray was more appealing, softer, and inviting. What you could do since you will need to prime anyway is to look at the cabinets once they are primed (since primer is usually white) and see if you like the white. It's not an exact picture of how things would look but it might give you a better idea. My cabinets looked exactly like yours.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 02, 2018
    Those cabinets are not pine but are oak or an oak veneer.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jul 02, 2018
    You will also need to remove all of the cabinet doors and drawers (make sure you label where they were when you take them down so you can put them back up in the right place). I painted my basement cabinet doors in my garage, and propped them up on old boxes so they weren't lying flat on the ground when I painted them, this helps so they don't stick to your ground surface and you can get a thorough paint job done on them.

    • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Jul 25, 2018

      You can mark the door where the hinge is since you need to remove the hinge and do not want to paint the area where the hinge is recessed into the wood.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 02, 2018
    Be sure to use a stain-blocking primer like Zinseer B-I-N before painting so that stain doesn't seep through the paint.

  • William William on Jul 25, 2018

    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.

  • Deanna Deanna on Jul 26, 2018
    In the case of painting cabinets it is best to use a quality leveling primer so that the grain does not show through. Sherwin Williams has a great primer for cabinets. Talk to them about your project. Prep work is key to long term lasting success. A poor quality job will leave you with chipping and peeling paint. I have friends who swear by Chalk paint. I have only used it on a table top. It came out great and has lasted through 3 years of abuse so far. I used a 3x strength polyethylene finish over the chalk paint and glaze. It has worn like steel.