Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PAINTING KIMBERLY'S KITCHEN CABINETS FROM DARKLY STAINED TO AN OFF WHITE COLOR

PAINTING KIMBERLY'S KITCHEN CABINETS FROM DARKLY STAINED T AN OFF WHITE COLOR

This was Kimberly's kitchen "before".
I thought her cabinets were beautiful, but she did NOT like them.  She said she thought the previous owner had painted them and they did not do a good job.
When I started painting them, they were sticky and I thought they might have used the wrong stain.  A penetrating stain can take forever to dry on an aleady painted surface and that's what I thought the previous owner might have done.  Also, some paint products are not compatible with each other and that could have left them sticky, too.
Kimberly thought she wanted them dark again, but a little different finish.
I showed her this picture of one of my cabinet finishes and she loved it.
Here is a link to that post:
I kept thinking it was going to be dark like her original cabinets, but that's what she wanted.
So, I got started and used an oil based primer to cover the stain.  I always tint my primers to be a better undercoat for my top coat color.  As I was painting the lighter primer, I kept thinking it looked really good with her granite, floors and stone.
When Kimberly came home, she was amazed at the lighter color and LOVED it.
She asked if I could just seal over the primer and leave the cabinets that color.  Yes, I could do that.  I painted a second coat of primer for a more solid coat and then sealed the cabinets.
The color really did look good and was such a contrast to those darker cabinets.
Here's little Paisley, again.  Her coat colors are so beautiful!
Thank you to Kimberly and your beautiful family.

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