This is a project that ended up being a lot more time consuming than originally thought, so goes the life of diy remodeling I suppose. Like I mentioned before here, I have been very surprised at the number of people who enjoy the knotty pine look of our cabinets and had many question my idea of painting them. But ultimately for us they just were not our style and a fresh white coat of paint needed to happen.
So, the first step in our project was to remove all the doors and hardware, simple enough. The first little issue that arose was the weather. My plan was to paint all of the cabinets outside but of course it was raining the weekend we had to get it done. So we just set up a drop cloth in the kitchen and laid all of the doors out on the floor.
Our next step was to apply a good coat of oil based primer. You really have to use an oil based primer for knotty pine in order to get a good coverage on the dark knots. The primer actually didn't take very long to dry and we were off to painting. I chose to use a water based no voc paint in eggshell finish. After one coat of paint we realized we had issues. Streaking issues and hole issues to be exact - this is after we also realized that all new holes would need to be drilled for our new hardware, more on that later.
1. Remove your cabinet doors and all hardware
2. Fill in all the holes with wood putty!!!
3. Sand those babies
4. Give them a good coat of an oil based primer
5. Next is two coats of any paint of your choice
6. Give your cabinets a good 24 hours to dry, at least
7. Re-hang your cabinet doors
8. Admire your lovely fresh and clean cabinets
|We still need to add the rest of our hardware, hopefully that will happen this weekend!|
|Chatham snuck in on this one.|
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool". Isaiah 1:18