i have painted lots of cabinets and usually spray them with oil based paints out of an automotive type setup, to get a factory like finish, but no more!
I tried cabinet rescue with a mini foam roller in white and got as good as sprayed results. It lays out so nice and flat!
The extra seceret ingredient on this project was a couple of coats of rustoleum 2x matt clear right out of the aerosol can! Unbelievable factory like results, with a gorgeous sheen, and way less trouble than my old method.
It only takes a tiny bit of effort to get even coverage with the clear, i had to get the lighting at an angle to effectively see the wet edge of the clear going on.
Let's see some photos! I have ugly toffee colored cabinets in my current house and am entertaining painting them and then lining them with a "glazing" look... always like to hear different techniques.
I did try to get photos, but just could not get the detail with the phone camera:-(
The cabinet rescue is awesome by itself but the matt clear really pushes it over the top, with an ideal (imho) low gloss finish. I tried semi gloss laquer but that was way too shiny
Thanks for the tip!
Here's the product website:
I'm going to try it on a cabinet in our garage.
Here's for the finish:
I have found tsp substitute to be great at cleaning and degreasing cab doors before paint, then a light sand with 150 or 220. The cabinet rescue can even be used over laminate btw. I removed the doors for this project to convert to hidden hinges, which i tried xxi hinges that dont require drilling cups in the doors.
The boxes and doors got two coats of cabinet rescue, and used a quart and a half for the entire kitchen. I had to do a little sanding on the cab resue to remove some imperfections that got in the wet paint.
With the doors horizontal i applied the clear, two heavy coats, and did not even clear coat the boxes (cant tell the difference between the cleared doors and uncleared boxes when reinstalled. Valspar makes a matt clear you can roll/brush on, which i was going to use for the whole project to avoid spraying indoors,but i could not find it locally.
Since the doors get all the abuse from handling, it was important to me to have the extra protection on them.
I did not anticipate how much i would like the look and feel of the matt clear!
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