Our older kitchen cabinets have been defaced can I paint over them?

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These cabinets are in good condition, but I want white
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  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 09, 2017
    Yes you can . Clean them really well first. Remove all the hardware and doors , labeling them so that you know where to them back. Prime them with Kilz and paint away.

  • Lyn Lyn on Jun 09, 2017
    Hi Svilardo : )I did it with excellent results. De-grease your cupboards (wash carefully with TSP {tri-sodium phosphate} and rinse thoroughly) next, lightly sand the cupboards, and use a tac cloth to remove any residue wood dust. You can buy paint that doesn't require the sanding, step, but I don't know if it works very well. . Flat paint is not a good choice, it really can't be cleaned effectively. Double check with a paint shop person just to make sure you will get the results you are looking for

  • William William on Jun 09, 2017
    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.

    • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Jun 10, 2017
      I second the motion with Zinsser 123. I used it on a tile backsplash because I changed from 1990 counter tops to granite. Zinsser doesn't flow quite as freely as paint but a good coat and your new coverup adhere's nicely.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 10, 2017
    For kitchens get either satin or semi-gloss finish, flat will not hold up to grease, oils and scrubbing. If you get poly for top coat, make sure its non-yellowing.