paint kitchen cupboads - is primer and kitchen paint ok?

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Found 2nd Sep 2016
Diy q here
I am repainting my kitchen cupboad doors and sides and wondered if iflt is ok to use a primer then normal kitchen paint like the dulux kitchen+ range. Alternatively if anyone has some tips and names of products I should use do pleasr shout. Thanks all, matt

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im sure dulux do a cupboard range

Solid wood?
Lightly sand with sandpaper, wash down with sugar soap, apply wood primer, apply a gloss or satin/egshell depending on desired finish.

Melamine?
Wash down with sugar soap, apply melamine primer, apply a gloss or satin/egshell depending on desired finish.

I used International melamine primer and Dulux satinwood a few years ago on old kitchen doors prior to selling the property, rejuvenated the kitchen and at first glance looked new.

Edited by: "andynicol" 2nd Sep 2016

Depending on the surface get yourself some Zinseer BIN primer/cover stain. It's not cheap but it gives a good solid Base on which to apply paint to. Only needs a light sand before applying. Normal primer will scratch off varnish/gloss finish.

Original Poster

Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then add a gloss or would normal kitchen paint after the primer be ok?

wattsey

Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then … Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then add a gloss or would normal kitchen paint after the primer be ok?



Isn't Dulux Kitchen + a vinyl matt paint for ceilings and walls ? Why would you paint kitchen cupboards with that ?

As has already been said you need a good quality primer followed by undercoat then an eggshell or gloss top coat.

A lot of preparation and several coats of paint........

wattsey

Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then … Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then add a gloss or would normal kitchen paint after the primer be ok?


Once primed normally you would do 2 coats of eggshell, if you want a semi gloss finish or 1 undercoat and 1 gloss for a shiny finish. You can't you use paints designed for ceiling /walls on kitchen units. You can get waterbased eggshell or gloss but if you want durability oil is better.

wattsey

Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then … Thanks everyone, they are wood doors. Do I paint with the egg shell then add a gloss or would normal kitchen paint after the primer be ok?



What finish are you after..?

Primer then either -

Gloss if a gloss finish is desired,

Eggshell if a very flat matt finish is desired

or Satinwood if a matt finish is preferred.



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