It was such a drawn out process. If you don t want to sand before you prime use some mineral spirits and a rough sponge to clean and lightly rough up the cabinet area you re painting.
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Painting kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming. Clean out the inside. Clean the cabinets and drawers on the outside and all the doors inside and outside thoroughly with warm water and detergent. This is a great project for anyone who wants to update their kitchen cabinet doors and frames quickly and easily.
While the actual priming and painting only took three days can you say marathon painting reviving your kitchen cabinets will also require at least one solid day for prep and at least one additional day to put everything back together. This makes a huge difference when you are trying to create a mechanical bond between primer and surface. Recently i was introduced to a revolutionary product that i wish i d had way back then oil bond.
If the cabinets are in super bad shape really scratched or dinged up or you want to smooth out a wood grain sanding may be necessary. It allows you to paint kitchen cabinets without sanding and without using harsh cleaning chemicals. To paint cabinets without sanding you ll need to use a deglosser to remove any varnish from the cabinets and prime them to make sure the paint sticks.
Hope you enjoyed our kitchen cabinet remodel. Remove all hardware and take the doors off the hinges. The tiny molecules of the oil based primer dig into the rigid edges and creases of your surface that you created by sanding your surface.
Remove drawers and door fronts wipe cabinets and all cabinet surfaces down with a clorox wipe or degreaser and then dry with a lint free cloth spray the cabinet drawers and door fronts with first coat. It is the best choice for priming laminate cabinets and oak cabinets. Steps for painting kitchen cabinets without sanding.
This doesn t open up the wood cabinet material as much as sanding but does get you some additional grippy area for the primer to adhere to. I took all day friday to prep primed and painted saturday sunday and monday and put everything back. Remove all shelving and wipe out the inside of the cabinets.
How to paint kitchen cabinets gray without primer. Priming painting sanding some more painting some more and it took weeks for it all to dry. The only times chris and lexi recommend sanding before priming is if the old paint is chipping you re trying to change the texture of the surface or if you re planning to use a water based primer.
Lay the cabinet doors out flat with the backside facing up and then use a paint roller to apply a thin coat of white cabinet enamel. Here are the steps again how to paint your kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming.