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RE: Please Help! Need to Pick Trim Paint Color by 11am EST Today (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: dawnp on 05.23.2011 at 08:46 am in Home Decorating Forum

We have BM White Dove. It reads as white but is not glaring. I love it. We have had pure white in other homes but I like this much better. Yes, you can use the same trim color throughout the house. Ours is a semi gloss or satin.

Our kitchen cabinets are linen white. It is definitely more of a cream color.

I really think that White Dove is a safe bet.


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clipped on: 08.20.2011 at 04:46 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2011 at 04:47 pm

RE: Painted kitchen cabinets=funky texture. HELP! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jessicaml on 08.03.2011 at 01:17 pm in Paint Forum

PinkBee, I sell paint in my job, but I'm relatively new to DIY painting, too. Last summer I rolled high gloss latex paint on my bathroom cabinets and the texture was horrible! This summer I've been using Ace Cabinet & Trim paint on my kitchen cabinets. It's a latex/alkyd hybrid, and it levels beautifully! Paint that levels well smooths out the roller/brush marks as it dries (some painters use paint extenders to help with leveling, too, but I'd rather avoid that step). I also learned to use a brush to avoid the orange-peel effect from rollers (there are light brush marks on the frames since leveling is tougher on vertical surfaces, but they have much more character then roller marks). I intend to get around to repainting the bathroom cabinets with the Ace Cabinet & Trim paint, but to save my sanity for now, I gave it a month or two to cure and then sanded down the worst of the texture. As for the yellowing...unless it's an oil paint or you picked a creamy shade of white, I'm stumped. Perhaps the oil primer is contributing to this? Faron? Painterguy? Christophern? Funcolors?


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clipped on: 08.10.2011 at 07:22 pm    last updated on: 08.10.2011 at 07:24 pm

painting my cabinets dark... the process!

posted by: girlwithaspirin on 10.06.2008 at 11:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey kids. Long time, no type. :) I hope all's well with all my old pals here.

In the last few weeks, I've gotten at least 15 emails asking how I painted my cabinets. Such a nice surprise, considering how long it's been since I posted! I wish I could remember who I initially gleaned all this info from. You guys were an immense help, so now I'm just paying it forward.

Supplies:
Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo Alkyd in Bittersweet Chocolate
Purdy angled brushes
Thick plastic dropcloths
Sandpaper
Mineral spirits and rags for clean-up as you go

-Remove doors.
-Clean and lightly sand everything.
-Remove dust with a tack cloth.
-Rest each door on its bottom edge. Do not paint that edge -- you’ll do it once the doors are re-hung.
-Paint the backs first with a thin coat of Satin Impervo. Thin coats give more of a handrubbed look and also avoid drips. If you do see some drips, try to catch them early -- once the paint starts to dry, you’ll make a mess trying to smooth them out. Let dry at least overnight, preferably a few nights to avoid smudges when you flip the doors around.
-Paint the fronts in the same way.
-Let cure for as long as you can stand it. A week would be ideal.
-In the meantime, paint the cabinet boxes. I didn’t paint the insides, and I’ve never regretted it.
-After a week’s gone by, re-hang the doors. Paint the bottom edge of each. Do any touch-up.
-Depending on your wood, the paint may keep absorbing in certain places. I kept the paint can in my kitchen for a month, doing quick touch-ups wherever necessary.

If you have oak, keep in mind, you will see grain through the paint. If you'd rather not, you'll have to use some kind of putty to fill the grain, then prime, then paint. I just didn't have the energy for it, and it turns out, I love the look -- people mistake it for a handrubbed stain all the time.

I'm so happy with how the cabinets have stood up over time. Not a single chip or scratch! To be honest, I cut so many corners in the prep (by choosing not to prime), I thought for sure I'd be dealing with the aftermath now. I credit the paint and patience for 100% of the success. Seriously, this paint is the real deal.

Here is a link that might be useful: girlwithaspirin kitchen... before & after

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clipped on: 08.04.2011 at 02:08 pm    last updated on: 08.04.2011 at 02:15 pm