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jimmybirdie 02-14-2011 08:12 AM

Paint or Stain Kitchen Cabinets? For a rookie!
 
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I posted this in the General forum but didn't really get an answer.

I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now. The cabinets are in good shape but a little bit dirty and the wood color is too light for me.

I am thinking about either painting or staining the cabinets. My question is which method will give me the best result considering that this is my first home improvement project.

Currently my plan to to remove one kitchen door, sand it, stain it and wait to see the result. If it turns out bad I may then try to sand it again and then paint it. I will get the keys in march so right now it is just planning.

Please feel free to give me any tip,

Many thanks,

See the pic of the kitchen below.


jimmybirdie 02-14-2011 08:12 AM

Paint or Stain Kitchen Cabinets? For a rookie!
 
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I posted this in the General forum but didn't really get an answer.

I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now. The cabinets are in good shape but a little bit dirty and the wood color is too light for me.

I am thinking about either painting or staining the cabinets. My question is which method will give me the best result considering that this is my first home improvement project.

Currently my plan to to remove one kitchen door, sand it, stain it and wait to see the result. If it turns out bad I may then try to sand it again and then paint it. I will get the keys in march so right now it is just planning.

Please feel free to give me any tip,

Many thanks,

See the pic of the kitchen below.


jimmybirdie 02-14-2011 08:12 AM

Paint or Stain Kitchen Cabinets? For a rookie!
 
3 Attachment(s)

I posted this in the General forum but didn't really get an answer.

I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now. The cabinets are in good shape but a little bit dirty and the wood color is too light for me.

I am thinking about either painting or staining the cabinets. My question is which method will give me the best result considering that this is my first home improvement project.

Currently my plan to to remove one kitchen door, sand it, stain it and wait to see the result. If it turns out bad I may then try to sand it again and then paint it. I will get the keys in march so right now it is just planning.

Please feel free to give me any tip,

Many thanks,

See the pic of the kitchen below.


3gmp 02-16-2011 11:10 AM

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I added some moulding, beadboard and trim had mine painted with oil based paint. I would strongly suggest having the doors and drawer fronts sprayed. It has been almost a year and a half and they look great.


Good Luck!


jimmybirdie 04-26-2011 09:41 AM

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Hello everyone again,

After careful examination of the cabinets. They are not real oak. Just very thin oak laminate on particle board. Because of this, I wasn't sure if staining will turn out good or not. The number one concern is that sanding this will damage the laminate and expose the particle board.

So we decide to clean the cabinets for now and paint the kitchen. Here are some images. I still haven't remove the paint tape in the pictures. We will replace other appliances with stainless steel appliances.

I will tile the kitchen the living room. After that I will also add crown molding.

Thanks,


jimmybirdie 04-26-2011 09:41 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Hello everyone again,

After careful examination of the cabinets. They are not real oak. Just very thin oak laminate on particle board. Because of this, I wasn't sure if staining will turn out good or not. The number one concern is that sanding this will damage the laminate and expose the particle board.

So we decide to clean the cabinets for now and paint the kitchen. Here are some images. I still haven't remove the paint tape in the pictures. We will replace other appliances with stainless steel appliances.

I will tile the kitchen the living room. After that I will also add crown molding.

Thanks,


jimmybirdie 04-26-2011 09:41 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Hello everyone again,

After careful examination of the cabinets. They are not real oak. Just very thin oak laminate on particle board. Because of this, I wasn't sure if staining will turn out good or not. The number one concern is that sanding this will damage the laminate and expose the particle board.

So we decide to clean the cabinets for now and paint the kitchen. Here are some images. I still haven't remove the paint tape in the pictures. We will replace other appliances with stainless steel appliances.

I will tile the kitchen the living room. After that I will also add crown molding.

Thanks,



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