So last week I showed you how to paint like a pro. This week I am going to show you how to paint a cabinet without sanding or using a primer. You are probably saying “yeah right lady.” Well, I did it and the bathroom cabinet looks great! I got the idea from Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body. Tasha has some GREAT ideas. She did her kitchen cabinets. AND she has a second post on how well the held up. I just love her site.
Supplies for painting – NO sanding!
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- General Finishes Milk Paint – The color I choose was “Snow White”. I only got a quart. I really didn’t I needed a gallon
- General Finish High-Performance Top Coat – I wanted the flat because I painted my walls with a matte sheen.
- Paint de-glosser – The brand I used is Rust-Oleum Zinsser De-glosser.
- Foam rollers
- Painter’s Tape
First, I took off the doors and pulled out the drawers. Then I washed everything down good with warm water, vinegar, and a little Dawn dish soap. Once it all dried, I used the paint de-glosser. All you do with it is wipe all surfaces with a rag. I found it odd it really didn’t look any different than before I wipe the stuff on it.
After the de-glosser dries, you are ready to paint. YES, really. The de-glosser is the secret. I chose Snow White for the color. The first coat goes on and it looks like a hot mess. I could still see the wood I was a little nervous about the way it was going to turn out. However, I read somewhere that is the way milk paint works.
The second coat turned out great. Next, I applied the top coat in the flat finish because my walls where a matte finish. Three coats of the top coat are required. Yep, that’s right 3. The top coat dries pretty fast so it was not a big deal for me. I used the time to work on other elements in the bathroom.
Confession time, I lost the screws for the doors so I really didn’t get the bathroom back together until this week…lol.
I am so happy the way the cabinets turned out. They look so clean and fresh.
What do you think? Have you ever painted your cabinets? Did you have to sand? I would love to hear about your redos.
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