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Ask Angie: Reglazing is the best way to update kitchen cabinets


Ask Angie: Reglazing is the best way to update kitchen cabinets

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Ask Angie: Reglazing is the best way to update kitchen cabinets
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Dear Angie: I am looking to have my kitchen cabinets painted. My neighbor had terrible results with peeling paint, leaving me a bit nervous. My current cabinets are in good shape with a tough factory finish. I have heard that surface preparation is critical with these finishes in order for the paint to properly adhere and take the beating and wiping that cabinets must take. What do you recommend? � Robin W., Pittsburgh.

Dear Robin: Experts I’ve spoken with don’t recommend painting your cabinets with a traditional paint, just as they don’t recommend painting a car the same way.

Here’s the problem; most cabinets today have laminate fronts, so sanding and painting those will likely end up with less-than-ideal results. Technically, you could lightly sand and paint over a solid wood cabinet, but wood cabinets can still be susceptible to warping and peeling; plus putting the wrong type of paint on could still lead to poor results. If you’re serious about painting and have solid wood cabinets, I recommend consulting with a reputable interior painter to ensure you properly prepare the area and use the correct type of paint.

You do have other � and I believe, better � options, though, to give your cabinets a new, updated look for significantly less than what it would cost to replace them. Because you’re interested in painting them, I…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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