How do I redo painted flat kitchen cabinets?

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I want to repaint but also add some detail like some molding. The cabinets are about 40 years old and still in good shape. What steps do I need to take as far as stripping, sanding and type of paint to use?

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  • Bgoncalves5670 Bgoncalves5670 on Jun 17, 2017
    If you are up for that task, then you can go see lots a how to videos on YouTube. They will talk you thru it step by step and you can decide which is for you. Including adding molding or even cutting out centers to add glass .

  • Ames Ames on Jun 17, 2017
    If the paint is not flaking, you should only need to sand them a bit so the new paint will stick. There are several different paints made just for Kitchen cabinets. Rust-oleum, Insl-x, Giani nuvo. I think I would do the sanding, add the trim, then paint. If the trim is unprimed. I would put a coat of primer on it before painting it.

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    • Ames Ames on Jun 19, 2017
      I would start with about a 100 grit. if there are grooves on your doors a sanding sponge would make things easier. Finish up with a 150-180 grit and dust with a damp cloth before painting.

  • William William on Jun 17, 2017
    Make sure they are clean and dry. Use acrylic latex paint. 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. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123. Then paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2017
    220 grit ahould be fine. .just scuff them a bit so paint adheres well..good luck

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 18, 2017
    you can purchase moulding and attach it with finishing nails. May have to predrill holes for nails to prevent splitting of moulding.