The paint INSIDE (only) my kitchen cabinets is peeling and sticking

by Cecelia
I re-painted my kitchen cabs after washing/scrubbing with TSP then rinsing. I let them dry several days before re-attaching doors. The inside only is peeling where dishes etc touch!
The outside looks and is wearing well, What happened?
  5 answers
  • Rose Stumpp Rose Stumpp on Jan 31, 2016
    Maybe you put latex over oil-based paint? That's the only time I've seen peeling like you're describing. (I've found out the hard way you never know what the former owner has done to your home before you start working on it)
    • Cecelia Cecelia on Feb 01, 2016
      @Rose Stumpp i only use latex, I am original owner and this is a re-paint, thanks
  • Int2363025 Int2363025 on Jan 31, 2016
    You were right in cleaning with tsp but, what was your next step before you started to paint? #1 question what did you do next? Did you sand, what kind of primer, what kind of top coat? The inside shelves get much more wear than the in dragging the dishes in and out each time they are used? Not an easy quick job but, doing it right the first time is better than having to do it over.....
    • Cecelia Cecelia on Feb 01, 2016
      @Interiors291 thanks for reply - I washed with TSP and rinsed, dried few days then a light sanding and wipe down, primed with ZINSSER brand and re-painted original white color latex. I am the original owner and did same process and brands on original painting aprox 9 years ago. I have shelf liner on the shelves, the paint is peeling where the dishes touch on the sides and back, The outside of the cabs is wearing well and I can really get agressive with my spring and fall cleaning (out side only).
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 31, 2016
    Easy fix; spray glue down drawer paper liner, or nice wall paper pieces, seal with utrethane.
  • Cso1804963 Cso1804963 on Jan 31, 2016
    should have given a light sanding and use melamine paint ...
  • Reposhture Studio - Kim Reposhture Studio - Kim on Feb 01, 2016
    did you use a good quality primer and give the cabinets a good sanding? if not I know this is a pain and double the work, but I would take everything out and sand and prime. Get your primer tinted to the color or you paint and it will take less coats of the top coat. So sorry to hear this.
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    • Cecelia Cecelia on Feb 02, 2016
      @Reposhture Studio - Kim Thanks Kim! I have thought to line the cabs with wall paper or contact paper but on second thought, Nah! it's easyer to peel the paint off the edges of the dishes, it's not lead based afterall.