This kitchen is in an older home in Teaneck, New Jersey. The oak cabinets with very dark stain were probably installed in the late 80's. The new owners decided to lighten things up with painted cabinets.
First step was to remove the gloss finish. A chemical de-glosser was used to accomplish this task. Next came the application of brushing putty to all components. The brushing putty is a product which fills the oak grain. It is made by Fine Paints of Europe.
When the putty has dried for 24 hours the sanding begins. It is a dirty job, but leaves a very smooth surface. Once cleaned, the application of alkyd based primer. I use Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Underbody Enamel. When the primer has dried for 24 hours it is lightly sanded and cleaned.
Next step, the first application of the finish. The color is Benjamin Moore, Aura latex, White Dove.
27 doors and draw fronts.
After the first coat all measurements are marked for the new hardware. The holes are drilled and then more paint.
Two more finish applications were applied. Then the doors and drawers were installed.
This job took 6 work days.
The general contractor on this job was Mike Amendola, All Points Construction, 201.887.7473.
All of the paint products and supplies for the cabinet project were purchased at Pete and John's Paint Market, Oakland, New Jersey, 201.337.0233.