Looking in from the hall

Posted: Nov 14, 2010
Looking in from the hall

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It's so beautiful! Well done!

Question: we have horrible cabinets made of 1980's-style oak and I want to paint them, did you have to prep your cabinets in any way or just paint away?

Thank you!

Okay, the right answer is YES. YES, you should prep them. You should, beyond a shadow of a doubt, prime them before you start painting. How do I know this? Because we DIDN'T prime them: we just lightly sanded them and then slapped two coats of paint straight on. Honestly, I don't know what we were thinking: we just wanted to get it done, I guess. But it was totally the wrong call: the paint has started chipping here and there, which probably wouldn't have happened if we primed. So yes: PRIME THEM. It's an extra step but it'll be so worth it.