Painting over wood cabinets and shelving

Old 02-15-15, 11:37 AM
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Question Painting over wood cabinets and shelving

I'm going to paint over old, dark blue, cabinets.

My thoughts:

- Remove all doors and hardware from doors (mark and map door locations)
- Remove all (removable) shelves (mark and map shelves)
- Wipe down all paintable surfaces
- Prime all surfaces with Zinnser primer
- Sand all surfaces with 220 grit sandpaper
- Roll all flat faces and inside of cabinets
- Brush all doors

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I was thinking of using Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo (White)

Anyone have any better ideas or thoughts on this process? I don't have much experience painting hardwood.
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I generally number the doors with a magic marker behind the hinge, the drawers can be marked on the backside or bottom. It's always a good idea to sand lightly before applying the primer. I like to wipe/wash the doors with a liquid deglosser [after sanding] as it removes any wax [sanding dust too] and softens the existing finish for a little while promoting better adhesion.

Which Zinnser primer do you intend to use? I don't use BM coatings all that often but assume Impervo comes in oil base, latex and waterborne - which do you intend to use? While oil base dries to the hardest film - whites will yellow with time. Waterborne dries almost as hard as oil but doesn't yellow and dries quickly.

You might find this helpful -

Do you know what type of paint is currently on the cabinets?

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