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Old 04-04-2008, 08:12 PM  
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Clean them first with a good degreaser then 120-180 grit paper, sanded with the grain should be fine. You won't be able to sand between coats very well with a latex paint so you may be better off to get a good, smooth, clean surface before you start. Then one coat of kilz II and 2 coats of paint should do fine.
I use wax on the backs of the doors where they close against the cabinets to keep them from sticking and ruining the paint. Make sure the paint is dry before you rub the wax on. It will feel dry to the touch within 6 hours and you can apply it then but it will take days for the paint to cure to a durable finish.



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I was in walmart the other day looking for spray paint and they actually had cans that said for painting kitchen cabinets.... thats all i know about that....

I have never seen the cost of the self closing hinges but i wouldnt be suprised to see an $100 a cabinet price tag.



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It is necessary, that a kitchen countertop should be able to withstand constant contact with water. Otherwise cleaning the place would become a difficult job. There are several types of countertops you could use to fit inside the kitchen. You can use stone, laminates, and engineered stone or ceramic tiles. I found some good help at kitchencountertopspot(DOT)com
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It is necessary, that a kitchen countertop should be able to withstand constant contact with water. Otherwise cleaning the place would become a difficult job. There are several types of countertops you could use to fit inside the kitchen. You can use stone, laminates, and engineered stone or ceramic tiles. I found some good help at kitchencountertopspot(DOT)com
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