How do I paint press wood cabinets?


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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Feb 20, 2019

    Maryjo...You can but will need to sand slightly so paint will adhere.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Feb 20, 2019

    I would sand to roughen up the surface. Then use liquid sandpaper/deglosser to further make them tacky. Use a bonding primer made for glossy/slick surfaces and then use your paint of choice.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 20, 2019

    Use fine steel wool instead of sandpaper to sand. Clean with denatured alcohol. Prime and paint. Portions of this nightstand were pressed wood.

  • William William on Feb 20, 2019

    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 220-grit sandpaper. 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-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.

  • Maryjo Maryjo on Feb 21, 2019

    Thank you all now I can start my kitchen