painting cabinets

Old 03-14-05, 10:45 AM
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painting cabinets

I want to paint my existing bathroom cabinet and vanity, which is made of maple (I think). Do I need to prime it before I paint it, or can I just paint it? I want to paint it white, and the wood is already light in color. Do I also need to sand it? I am hoping I can just paint it or prime and paint. What do you think?
Old 03-14-05, 05:42 PM
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remove hardware
scuff sand,clean with solvent/thinner
Oil prime and oil paint
save some time by having the primer tinited to match the paint
for better coverage
Old 03-17-05, 06:23 AM
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I agree but use deglosser instead of thinner to wipe the surface down [deglosser dulls and softens old finish to promote better adhesion]

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