I plan on re-vamping my kitchen cabinets and resurfacing my countertops. I have ALOT of questions, so be patient with me.
My cabinets are builder grade stock, medium oak with a satin sheen, wood grained plastic laminate side panels, trim and interior. I want to paint them white or cream (inside and out). --- I would like to know:
- how to best prep both materials, liquid sandpaper vs. sanding. I plan on using TSP to clean and remove build-up, so would I still have to etch surface after TSP?
- primer/paint options, water-base vs. oil-based. Wht/crm paint needs to be durable, easy to clean, stain resistant and non-yellowing, though it will not be in direct sunlight. I'd like to have a gloss finish- 1 coat? 2 coats? sealer top coat? I plan to use a graco magnum sprayer (first time, so I'll do a small bathroom cabinet before the ENTIRE kitchen).
My countertops are laminate, dated, but in great condition. I would like to re-surface them by either painting or applying wood veneer, and using envirotech or resin. I dont know the nature of these products, so maybe other options might be better suited. I would like the end results to be dramatic! Black, glass-like finish, or a deep, rich wood poly "spar" look.
I am very patient, eager to learn, and give great attention to detail. I want to do it right the first time, with professional results. I thank you for any comments and suggestions.
"Put me in coach..." Heather