How to repaint kitchen cabinets without sanding?


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Old 09-23-21, 09:41 AM
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How to repaint kitchen cabinets without sanding?

I'm thinking of repainting my kitchen oak cabinets but I do not like sanding. I wonder if there is a type of paint/bonding that do not require sanding at all.
 
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Old 09-23-21, 09:46 AM
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It's always a good idea to sand!
Wiping the old paint down with liquid deglosser can help. There are primers that state they will adhere over glossy surfaces like Zinnser's BIN and PPG's Gripper. Still best practice to sand, often a scuff sand is all that is needed.
 
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Old 09-23-21, 11:48 AM
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So, I came across Wes's video on YouTube. It shows some promising result by the look of the video but I don't know how durable the paint is in the long run. Will it easily chipped, peel, curl under certain humidity and temperature.
 
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Old 09-23-21, 11:58 AM
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I didn't watch the entire video but I wouldn't paint over cabinets with a clear finish without scuff sanding and most importantly using a good primer. I usually use either BIN or an oil base primer. I wouldn't trust the paint job in the video to look good long term.
 
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I would not even consider painting cabinets without sanding as part of the process.
 
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What grit size would you recommend?
 
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Old 09-24-21, 02:25 AM
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I'd use 180 grit.
 
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