Lately I've been a busy bee trying to push to get some of those pending house projects done. After I finished painting the kitchen light grey , I had it in my head that the cabinets were ugly and needed a brightening up. I knew I would paint them white, but I just wasn't sure what to use.
After a bit of online research I found out there were several products on the market that make painting shiny surfaces and laminate easy- no sanding! I chose Valspar Ultra Kitchen & Bath . It's a paint & primer in one, requires only cleaning the cabinets for prep, is scrubbable, and was $30 a gallon (sounds pricey, but is MUCH less than the Rust-Oleum kit. I just used 1/2 a gallon anyway). You have to be careful for 7 days after you're done- it may chip- but after that is good to go.
It took a week and a half of work as I only did a few doors at a time. But, in the end, I think it makes the kitchen look so much brighter! I went ahead and installed hardware too. We didn't have any before and I was sick of that, so what a perfect time for it. (Kind of a pain, but I got through it!)
You may wonder why I left most of the upper cabinets untouched. Our eventual plan is to rip all of the unpainted cabinets down, install to-ceiling tile, a hood range over the stove, and then open shelving on either side. This is quite a pricey plan, so for now we'll make due with a partial job.
I'm enjoying my progress thus far though, and know that we'll get it all done eventually. As for now, I think I'm going to put a bookmark in the home projects and get back into sewing! Have a great weekend friends!