By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, June 30th 2019, 00:39:39 AM.
Wood Veneer Cabinets:If your cabinets have a wood veneer—essentially a very thin layer of real hardwood over a pressed material—you will also need to sand before painting your kitchen cabinets. But before you break out the sandpaper or paint, carefully inspect the veneer for loose edges, chips, or cracks. Repair these first with wood glue before sanding the veneered surface.
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.
Sure, you could replace your cabinetry, but that is a pricey undertaking. Just as painting the walls can refresh a room, painting your cabinets can make your kitchen feel brand new, bringing beauty and style back to this heavily used space.
The next common problem with black cabinets that many people have experienced is that they have trouble matching them with the rest of their kitchen. Try to get some stainless steel equipment to get the correct impact and have them all match each other. This involves the refrigerator, microwave, sink, oven toaster, etc. It can be a little expensive to do this, but by mixing stainless steel equipment with black cabinets you can definitely get a good looking kitchen.