Updating oak cabinets pictures
You can’t just slop the paint on and hope for the best.
That’s why its really important to choose the right paint for the project at the outset.
It is most often used on walls, but can be used on any other paintable surface as well.
Pros – Latex paint comes in a variety of finishes, so you can easily achieve the sheen level you want, simply by selecting that finish.
If you use a product like Floetrol Latex Paint Additive mixed in your paint, you shouldn’t need to do a lot of sanding, but you may still need to do a little. For all the reasons below, I chose to try it out on my kitchen cabinets.
I have used it a lot for furniture, but this has been my first experience with using it on kitchen cabinets, and it has been a great learning experience.
In my experience, you really need a full 24 hours between each coat, and maybe more if the weather is really warm.
I am not a professional painter, but I have done more than my fair share of painting in this DIY life, of everything from walls to furniture, to decor, and now cabinets, and have used both chalk paint and latex paint extensively.
Latex paint has traditionally been the go-to paint for interior projects.
I will write a full post on what I did to get a perfect finish on my cabinets, but for now I’ll just share a photo of how they are turning out (not done with all of them yet! Pros – In general, chalk paint requires almost no preparation, and really just needs a clean surface to adhere to.
For my purposes, these cabinets hadn’t been really cleaned in about 15 years, so we went ahead and sanded off the top layer.
This means lots and lots of sanding, cleaning and priming, before you even apply a drop of paint.