What is the best primer and paint and stain for kitchen cupboards?

my cupboards are oak. I'm painting the top white the bottom cupboards grey.

  3 answers
  • William William on May 06, 2018
    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.

  • Carol Marszalek Carol Marszalek on May 06, 2018
    Rustoleum CabinetTransformation. Primer and paint in one, no sanding and/or stripping. Comes in a wide array of colors and glazes that really dive your cabinets depth and charactwe.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 07, 2018
    Can't wait to see how they come out!