Ideal cabinet repaint?

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Old 11-15-15, 06:57 AM
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Ideal cabinet repaint?

This sticky is a closed thread, but one question. Does this method apply to the fake-wood (or veneer?) type of cabinet, which has a slight texture to it and has a sort of dull gloss to it?
 
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Not sure I totally understand the question
Many cabinets utilize a wood veneer and the sticky covers that along with finished solid wood but if you are referring to a laminate [formica or similar] that is something that doesn't paint well.
 
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I don't know, I assumed. Are they actually solid wood?
 
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Most cabinets have a solid wood front with veneer on the sides BUT there is a big difference in how a cheap cabinet is constructed versus a top dollar one. If you post a few pics of your cabinets maybe we can figure out what you have.
 
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Will do. I was thinking of painting them white. Dark "wood" now.
 
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Do these tell you anything? Could they be painted? Some other way of refreshing them?

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Old 11-16-15, 03:48 AM
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That looks like a solid wood front. The main thing is to clean them well [remove any cleaner residue too] sand lightly and use a solvent based primer. The finish can be oil base enamel [whites yellow] waterborne or latex. I prefer waterborne enamel because it dries almost as hard as oil [but doesn't yellow] which means it will wear well. There is a big difference in the quality of latex coatings. The top line ones are ok but the cheaper ones are prone to chipping/peeling.
 
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"Front" meaning the doors I guess? The shelves/sides can be painted with same methods as well? Like sanding? Didn't occur to me to send photos of those.
 
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The front includes the doors and face frames. The sides are almost always a veneer. I don't remember what the shelves are made of but it's probably also a veneered plywood [or whatever] The painting is done the same on all of it although the veneer can't take as much sanding as the solid wood.
 
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