Sanding the primer coat and air blasting in a vacuum room to suck out dust is extremely important. This video briefly shows how we lightly sand the primer coat prior to finish coating.
Can I paint my kitchen cabinets without sanding?
If you are painting cabinets that have never been installed or varnished. Yes. But if there is any sigh of food, oil from your hands, build up if grease near pulls and corners etc... you need to completely remove it. If you don’t... paint will chip or peel the moment you clean or hit those areas.
Products like degreasers or TSP never work for older cabinets. If they actually worked we would be millionaires.
How to sand kitchen cabinets prior to painting.
Before any cabinet painting we always follow these steps in this order.
If you do not follow these steps, the chances paint will chip easier, crack away from the wood are greater.
There are no short cuts to how we finish cabinets. Its all about preparation.
Preparing the wood
Sanding the edges of cabinet doors and drawers requires special attention to detail
Removing the old Pulls (handle) impressions from the old pulls in the wood.
The deeper paint absorbs into wood, the less chance to chip or be as noticeable.