By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Wednesday, July 03rd 2019, 00:30:04 AM.
The other important thing to remember is to use an oil-based primer. Due to the more porous nature of MDF, water-based primers can swell the surface. Use an oil-based primer for the first coat and then you can paint kitchen cabinets with water-based latex paint without worrying about moisture absorption.Laminate Cabinets: Painting laminate kitchen cabinets is possible, but more tricky than painting wood or MDF cabinets. Laminate is a printed, plastic that is adhered on top of a base layer - usually a composite material. The finish is slick so you will have to make sure you put in the prep work for a quality finish.
If you are interested in adding different tones to your kitchen, grey makes an excellent choice. Grey and white kitchen cabinets create a clean feel, while you can add grey to a light blue kitchen for a gentle.Your color options may be many, but it will help you to explore the intensity of the colors you wish to combine.Soft grey may be contrasted with bright aqua or deep red. It can also be combined with soft yellows to add a cohesive look. For a classic feel, consider combining grey with white or black. The contrasting colors will add interest as well as a timeless effect.
And if your kitchen cabinets are already painted (instead of being natural wood), then you have an additional reason to use latex paint. If you do not know what type of paint is already on your cabinets, then water-based latex formulas are the safest option—since oil-based paint wont adhere well over latex paint, but latex paint can bind to a surface treated with either type of paint.