Can wood kitchen cabinets be painted over old stain blocker?

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  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 27, 2018
    You can use chalk paint

  • Sheryl Gregory Sheryl Gregory on Feb 27, 2018
    Talk to your paint dealer about whay kind of sealer you have. A paint specialist can advise you on what would work best there & what you might need to do to prep. My best guess is yes, once they're cleaned of all old cooking residue & oils.

  • Kim Kim on Feb 27, 2018
    Are you saying that you primed with a stain blocker but it took awhile to get to the painting part?
    If so, clean well with TSP, do all touch ups to create a smooth finish, and then paint as you would have in the first place. For the best adhesion, I would wipe down with a deglosser before painting, but it can be a little pricey.
    I hope that helps

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    • Kim Kim on Feb 27, 2018
      I think the TSP & Deglosser wash down before painting should provide you with a good foundation for your paint.
      Yay for pretty new cabinets!!!!

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 27, 2018
    Sess, Take one door off and clean the back of it very good. Then try painting the back or a portion of it and see what happens.

  • William William on Feb 27, 2018
    Sure can!

    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.