Paint wood cabinets


Old 01-29-12, 06:57 AM
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Paint wood cabinets

I want to paint my natural wood kitchen cabinets with latex showing no brush strokes. Should I use a sponge, roller or latex brush? Perhaps you have another suggestion! Thanks., Bob
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Old 01-29-12, 09:41 AM
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What kind of finish is currently on the cabinets? Latex paint won't adhere well to most solvent based finishes. Generally you need to start with sanding and then a solvent based primer. Latex will then adhere to the primer. Latex paint can be the hardest type to eliminate brush marks. Sanding between coats helps. Also use a reducer like x-tends or floetrol will slow down the drying time allowing the paint more time to flow together. Those with poor brushing skills often find a little roller stipple to be preferable to brush marks.

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