Some people use degreasers, we do it the easy way. Check this out!
Even though cabinets feel smooth after priming, they should still be lightly sanded between coats. Sanding or scuffing between coats will improve paint bonding.
Sand kitchen cabinets before and after priming and painting. See cleaning and degreasing cabinets
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.
If you are painting cabinets that have never been installed or varnished you could paint without sanding however, we NEVER do that!
How to sand kitchen cabinets so they look like new again.
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.
Removing the old Pulls (handle) impressions from the old pulls in the wood.
Before any cabinet painting begins... GREASE HAS TO BE REMOVED. De-greasers NEVER WORK. Sand sand sand before you paint.
Paint is paint, it will always chip if you hit it. Painted kitchen cabinets are no different than a car. If you hit a car with a frying pan, the paint will chip!
How to prepare kitchen cabinets for spray painting.