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Undercoat kitchen cabinets

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by ando, 9 Jan 2014.

  1. ando

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    Hi I recently posted about repainting a lot of kitchen cabinets with farrow and ball water based eggshell,which I'm now going to use,but I was wanting to know If I should undercoat them first they have been painted before about 10 years ago and if so do you think I should use the farrow and ball u/c or if I could use dulux acrylic primer/undercoat as it is a bit cheaper many thanks
     
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    I am not an expert in F and B paints but have heard that their paints work best as a system - ie use their undercoat.
    From my experience of painting kitchen units I would also suggest giving a proper clean with Krud Kutter or meths and then priming with Zinsser coverstain - this may be overkill but will ensure that the job lasts.
     
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    Thats good advice. Would just add that there is some decent info on painting kitchen cabinets on the traditional painter website.
     
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