This is the oak cabinetry in need of a makeover...
My material list consisted of...
- painter's tape
- 80 grit sanding sponge
- 220 grit sanding sponge
- tack cloth
- paint stick
- Purdy paintbrush
- foam paint roller
- paint pan with plastic liners
- Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Base Primer
- quart of Benjamin Moore "Fieldstone Gray" in satin finish
- drop cloth
- protective eyewear and mask
- paper towels
- saw horses
I'm sure most of you are way more organized than I am. But, if you're anything like me, this list could prove to be helpful. If you gather all these materials ahead of time, you will not have to run up and down stairs a hundred times to retrieve the materials you didn't have in place. Let's just say my legs got quite the workout throughout the day :)
I'm usually in a hurry to get things started and just jump right in. However, a little prep work saves time and energy in the long run.
I began the project by removing the doors and drawers from the cabinets. I then used the 80 grit sanding sponge to take the sheen off the cabinets and rough them up a bit.
Using the foam roller and paint brush, I applied the primer. If you use the oil-based primer, you'll be glad to have a mask on and the windows open. That stuff is TOXIC... yuck!
When the primer dried, I used the 220 grit sanding sponge to smooth out any spots that needed it. Then, I got to the fun part... painting!
I followed the advice of others to use foam rollers, but I found that it left too many bubbles in the paint for my taste. (Maybe I was applying it wrong?) I just rolled on the paint and dragged my paintbrush through it, and I was happy with the result.
I lightly sanded after the first coat of paint and applied a second coat. I let it dry overnight before reattaching the doors.
Here's how it turned out...
Some new cabinet hardware and this bad boy's makeover will be complete.
Oh... and just in case I made it seem as if this project went off without a hitch, I'll share my oil primer/mineral spirits debacle with you next time :)
Have a great day!!