Spray Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Advice Needed

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Spray Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Advice Needed


I would like to change the color of my white kitchen wood cabinets to beige. The finish on them now is the original factory white painted finish. I would like the new finish to be sprayed on, (not brushed on) and I don't want to remove the cabinets. The cabinets are in good shape. What would be the best way to do this and what type of sprayer equipment is needed. I want a finish that's durable and doesn't look brushed on. Thank you.

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Anytime you spray in an occupied dwelling you have to cover up and seal the area well to keep control of the overspray. I would not recomend spraying them inplace!

You should take the doors off and remove the hardware. You can then take them to a better place and spray them. The same can be done with the drawers. Using a good brush and quality enamel should limit any brush marks on the cabinet frame, plus the doors hide most of the frame - in other words, brush marks will be hard to spot.

More than likely you will need to sand and prime the cabinets first - use a solvent based primer. This will help to insure adhesion. Sand the primer when dry and then apply the enamel. Both oil base and waterborne will wear better than latex.

Oil base enamel [or any solvent based coating] can be sprayed with a tradiional cup gun [powered by air compressor] or HVLP. Waterborne and latex need to be sprayed with an airless. Oil base can also be sprayed with an airless. You will need a smaller tip for spraying enamel [w/airless]

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