Painting Kitchen Cabinets


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Old 08-09-08, 06:17 AM
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

I am installing new kitchen cabinets....because of cost I decided to go with RTA, unfinished, stain-grade red oak. I want to paint them an Ivory color and rub a copper/brown over them.

1. Should I use latex or enamel? Has latex improved to the point I won't regret not having the "durability" of enamel?

2. Should I prime & paint inside cabinets? Drawers?
 
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Old 08-09-08, 08:58 AM
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In the "sticky" post on Perfect Cabinet Finish it talks about quality waterborne enamel. Could someone elaborate on this product, please.
 
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Old 08-09-08, 03:42 PM
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Waterborne enamel is a realitively new product. It cleans up with water but dries hard [levels out good too] like oil base. It dries fast too and it also won't yellow over time like the oil base enamels will.

I use to rarely use any enamel other than oil base on woodwork because of it's superior wear and look. Now I rarely use oil base on interior trim and use waterborne enamel instead.
 
 

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