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Painting Cupboards
January 29, 2011
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Good morning everyone!

Last weekend I painted my kitchen cabinets and they are just gorgeous!  If anyone is ever thinking on painting theirs you must look into Caromal Colours (http://www.caromalcolours.com).  It is a paint base texture that allows you to paint without having to sand prior, just clean up with a product like Simple Green prior and off you go.  I highly recommend it.  (Wish I knew how to post pictures I would show the before and after).  Have a wonderful day!

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January 29, 2011
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Tina , This should be a good durable job for you. There are several
primers on the market that will prime difficult surfaces and this source
appears to have one. Following their advise about a clear coat top
finish will be worth while.

January 29, 2011
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I'd love to see your cabinets too, Tina. I went to HSN and checked out the product. GULP!
 

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January 29, 2011
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Dede, The Zinzer company 1-2-3 primer/sealer will deliver the same
prep/prime for a top coat at about 10 dollars a quart. The paint store
will tint it any shade you like. I had no idea this other was so costly.

January 29, 2011
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Thanks Ross, yeah $120 a gallon plus shipping YIKES.

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January 30, 2011
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I did not use their new product (Reclaim) that is sold on HSN.  I
used the Country Living products.  There are more steps but it was more
in my liking of colors and the finish that I wanted to achieve. 

As far as the cost of this product I thought it was worth every penny
and was able to paint the cabinets in the kitchen, two bathrooms, and
service porch from one gallon of paint and 32 ounces of toner.  I could
not be more happier with the result.

January 30, 2011
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Post pic ?  :D

January 30, 2011
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I think anytime you can update the cabinets/cupboards with some paint, no matter how much it costs, it's WAY cheaper that swapping out cabinets and cupboards!!!

 

Would love to see the result, Tina!  Post Pics to the Forum   If you need more help, just holler, we'll help you happy-flower

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January 30, 2011
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Good morning everyone! I belong to a forum called-A Primitive Place. A member there has a picturetrail-catskillmountainprims. She used to have orange counters and she used  Caromal colors on it and her refrigerator. So beautiful-you can't believe that just with paint you can change that funky 1970 countertop and refrigerator. The counter looks now like soapstone! shimmy

January 30, 2011
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I just recently finished building and installing a 6 door cabinet to enclose an awkward space around a refrigerator. The cabinet was faced in stained and varnished oak with raised panel oak doors. and half inch plywood shelves. It is about five feet wide and nine feet tall. The material cost saw close to $900.

About 20 years ago I painted my kitchen cabinets just the face frames and doors and drawer fronts, 18 doors and 9 drawers, with less than a gallon of primer and a gallon of good enamel. Even at today's prices less than the cost of one of the doors for the oak cabinet I just built. You can change the hinge and handle hardware and paint the fronts of the kitchen cabinets for about five or six dollars per door material cost. The labor will be more than twenty hours.

January 30, 2011
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Please post pictures, and forgive me for the hijacking of the thread, (I started it).  :)

January 30, 2011
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I painted my kitchen when we moved in our old farmhouse.

The original kitchen look VERY used, so we had to do something, the counter top is till the same but we tiled it with granite tiles, worked like a charm.

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Since we knew it was not a long term thing, because we would eventually knock out the exterior wall and add 14 ft to our house, I didn't really look into the paint quality/price thing.

I used Behr, color holy berry red, it did hold very well for the time we used it.

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January 30, 2011
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That's amazing that you got all that painted with 1 gallon!! Totally worth it. I'd love pics, too. I had a kitchen full of custom oak cabinets from the 50's in my kitchen, so I sanded, primed, added some poplar strips to the front (to look like shaker style), and painted them white. I cut some of the doors out and put glass in them. They look modern and gorgeous! Wish I could take them with me when we go in a few weeks. You can save thousands by painting. Flatlander, gorgeous kitchen!

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January 30, 2011
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HeatherB said:

That's amazing that you got all that painted with 1 gallon!! Totally worth it. I'd love pics, too. I had a kitchen full of custom oak cabinets from the 50's in my kitchen, so I sanded, primed, added some poplar strips to the front (to look like shaker style), and painted them white. I cut some of the doors out and put glass in them. They look modern and gorgeous! Wish I could take them with me when we go in a few weeks. You can save thousands by painting. Flatlander, gorgeous kitchen!


A gallon will cover 400 square feet very well, one coat. 100 square feet is an 8 foot tall wall 12 feet long. Some of the new paint is water clean-up urethane reinforced industrial enamel made for machinery painting. It is vey tough, easy to apply, comes in all the colors in the company paint palate, and sells for less than 40 dollars per gallon. I prefer to use a urethane clear coat for the  insides of cabinets. Buy the best brushes and rollers that you can afford.

January 30, 2011
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Wow, Flatlander, you did a professional job!  Did you change out the hardware too?  You really brought it up to date.  It's beautiful!  One coat?

January 30, 2011
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Flatlander said:

I painted my kitchen when we moved in our old farmhouse.

The original kitchen look VERY used, so we had to do something, the counter top is till the same but we tiled it with granite tiles, worked like a charm.

Image Enlarger

Since we knew it was not a long term thing, because we would eventually knock out the exterior wall and add 14 ft to our house, I didn't really look into the paint quality/price thing.

I used Behr, color holy berry red, it did hold very well for the time we used it.

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Very nice work! new sink, range and microwave , tiled backsplash, new knob and handle hardware. I can't tell because the camera angle changed , But new lighting? A wonderful example of what can be done for a few hundred dollars. I presume that the new appliances will go into the addition?

January 30, 2011
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Wow Astrid, that looks great!  Now I'm going to have to break down and do this too!  our cupboards are decent quality bases, but the doors are so ugly IMO.  (don't tell my father or my dead mother I said that please!  They did the best they could at the time I'm sure) 

The counter is a horrible avocado green laminate, and I'm fascinated by the way you covered the counter.  Are they the really big tiles? or smaller ones.  They seem fairly thin, so they won't add too much height to the counter, though that wouldn't bother me since we're quite tall, but I'll have to see how high I can get the stove to rise so it will all stay level. 

I think some paint, some tiles and a new sink and fixtures will be very well worth the cost!  Your under counter is not offensive, but I'll need to cover our counter edge due to that green monstrosity.  If I can't figure out some bullnose tiles that will coordinate, I'll just paint it!  what the heck, it's still got to be better than it is now!.

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January 30, 2011
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BuckeyeGirl, They make a counter top tile for the bullnose effect complete with corners. They fit nicely on the standard counter top thickness. Kohler also makes enameled sinks that coordinate with glazed tiles of the same color.

There are several options for changing the look of doors without great cost.

January 30, 2011
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The appliances  I had in the cityhouse..so we just moved them with us.

The white stove was from the former owner.

The tiles are granite floor tiles, just make sure your original countertop is rough enough to glue the tiles on.

the black strip on the front is wood I painted black.

The sink, tap were indeed new and doorhandles where indeed new.

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Just power sanding with 60 grit paper will make the surface ready.

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