Video on how we caulk oak kitchen cabinets prior to painting.
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 sign of food, oil from your hands, build up of grease near pulls and corners etc... you need to completely remove it all. If you don’t... paint will always chip or peel the moment you clean or hit those areas. Cleaning is the MOST IMPORTANT step.
Cracks and panel seams all need to be cleaned and filled before painting.