directions for painting cabinets

Old 07-31-07, 09:17 PM
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directions for painting cabinets

I have beautiful cabinets with a nice simple mold on them. They need a coat of paint. Are there any specific instructions on how to paint them? What type of brushes to use? how to paint them without it looking like a washed out paint job, as so many paint jobs do? What is the best way to strip them? I would also like to replace the door hinges as well. Any word on how to do that, and what tools are needed. Sorry guys, I am completely clueless on this stuff, but I will get it done!
Old 08-01-07, 06:38 AM
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What type of finish is on the cabinets now? Do you just want to paint them or go all out and strip and refinish them?

A key ingrediant to any good paint job is to use quality coatings. Typically you won't find great coatings at a big box store - they mainly try to deliver the lowest price. You will find the best coating [and advice] at your local paint store. Both prep and the proper brush also play a big part in producing a quality paint job.

Changing out handles and hinges is a fairly easy task. If I'm not mistaken there are 3 different types of cabinet hinges. They mount and work differently so you need to make sure you have the same kind. They usually can be removed with a phillips screwdriver. Take 1 with you to the store so you can be assured the replacements will work without making alterations to the doors.

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