Prime Time

We have officially primed the top row of kitchen cabinets. Wahoo! So, according to my calculations, we still have a really long way to go..

Kitchen Before

We decided early on that we would do the kitchen in shifts, so as to still have a semi-working kitchen during the painting process AND have the opportunity to perfect the process on our first shift, then hopefully the process will speed up the second time around. We started with the 7 doors on the top. (After we do that, we have over 10 doors and 10 drawers on the bottom portion of the kitchen!)

Here is what we have done so far :

  • Remove doors and hardware.
  • Thoroughly scrub doors with TSP to get everything clean.
  • Fill all holes with stainable wood filler.
  • Sand the front and back of each door with medium grit sandpaper.
  • Sand the edges by hand with medium grit sandpaper.
  • Sand the front and back of each door with fine grit sandpaper.
  • Sand the edges by hand with fine grit sandpaper.
  • Wipe down cabinet doors to ensure all dust, bugs, tucker hair is taken off.
  • Prime the back of the doors using a foam roller and paint brush. (Josh did the edges with the paint brush, while I wiped any drips, then did the flat surfaces with the roller)
  • Wait for that to dry really well (we let them dry overnight)
  • Prime the front of the doors.
  • Wait for that to dry really well

Before Sanded Primed

This weekend, Josh repeated the first three steps on all of the bottom doors, so we are chugging along! With the rain in our area over the weekend, we decided to wait on the sanding step, since we prefer to do that outdoors so as to not give ourselves sinus infections.

WAHOO! Getting there! Now we just have to decide on a shade of white. Who knew this was going to be such a hard decision!


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