Never Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding
Always sand kitchen cabinets before and after priming and painting. See cleaning and degreasing cabinets
De-greasers alone never work
If you are painting kitchen cabinets ALWAYS remove grease and ALWAYS SAND. WE NEVER USE TSP. Our choice de-greaser is Spray 9 but we always sand after using a de-greaser
Sanding before and after coats is especially important when painting older kitchen cabinets.
De-greasers soften and push grease into grain and seams which effects painting from bonding. This then becomes a weak area prone to cracking, If degreasers actually worked without sanding, we would be using them.
How clean are your kitchen cabinets?
If we didn't sand before after priming we wouldn't be in the cabinet painting business very long.
When is comes to painting kitchen cabinets.... everything has to be sanded and everything has to be thoroughly cleaned no matter what you are painting. There is no easy way out. De-greasers never work as a single way to prep kitchen cabinets.