What about doors that are oak while rest is paper covered pressed wd?

My older mobile home has oak doors with paper covered pressed wood for cabinets...paper, of course, is peeling. What can I use to paint cupboards and have them look even...both oak and paper covered pressed wood? Why does are nice oak and rest is paper covered compressed wood is anyone's guess...

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 12, 2018
    Paint with Satin wood finish.

    • Mic32928677 Mic32928677 on Jun 13, 2018
      Thanks for your suggestion. I will test this on an the inside of a door and on a bit of the paper covered (albeit starting to peel) pressed wood.

  • William William on Jun 12, 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.