Updating old kitchen cupboards

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It is most often used on walls, but can be used on any other paintable surface as well.

Pros – Latex paint comes in a variety of finishes, so you can easily achieve the sheen level you want, simply by selecting that finish.

Then go over it with a finer grit to smooth it all out.

Then wipe everything down with a damp cloth and vacuum up any sawdust.

You don’t want any sawdust left or the paint won’t adhere correctly.– Once all your prep work is done, it’s time to prime. It stinks, it sucks to clean up, but it is SO much more durable and it adheres WAY better!

I am in the process of painting all my trim, and since it’s next to carpet I use a water based primer, and while it gets the job done, I can truly say oil based is better!

For a project like kitchen cabinets that need 3-4 coats of paint, that’s just not an option for me.

– Latex also needs a perfectly smooth and cleaned surface to get good adhesion.

Then use your 4″ foam roller to roll the remainder of your doors/cabinets. Don’t hate me, but it really does make it prettier! – Just like with the primer, start off brushing any corners and edges, then roll the paint on. Once dry, sand it down again, and wipe clean.– Repeat this process until you have a total of 3 coats OR until you are happy with the results.

Now that we’ve removed that bar and part of the “u,” I have space in the middle of the kitchen for an island!

But rather than having a built in island (at least for now, since we are try to keep this kitchen remodel budget under control) we are going to use a freestanding island we already had, perhaps with a little creative embellishing.

Before you begin painting you want to make sure you have filled in holes or gaps with wood filler or caulk (use where appropriate), sanded down, and have wiped everything clean.

First, remove all hardware and shelves, and scrub them clean. For my cabinet bases, I took some rough grit sandpaper and sanded everything down as best I could, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

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