kitchen cabinets: chemical deglosser vs. sanding?

Old 01-13-04, 09:48 PM
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kitchen cabinets: chemical deglosser vs. sanding?

I am soon to begin the arduous task of painting the kitchen cabinets and I was wondering if I could use a chemical deglosser instead of sanding before I prime and paint? If not why?
Old 01-14-04, 06:43 AM
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You can use a deglossing agent instead of sanding. Nevertheless, it seems that it would take more time to do that instead of scuff sanding the cabinets after they are cleaned with TSP or mineral spirits. The scuff sanding is a light sanding of the surface not a heavy sanding. The purpose is to roughen the surface of the old finish somewhat, not to try to remove the finish. You can use a scotchbrite pad for the scuffing. It should take only a few minutes to prepare a cabinet for priming.

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You can. I don't think the chemical deglossers work as good as old-fashioned sanding, but they do work. Use plenty of ventilation when using them.

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