We own a house that's around 50 years old. The kitchen cabinets are a
pine-paneling type with hammered copper hardware (probably original). I
refinshed the doors about a year ago because they had years of grease,
stains, dings, and wear (especially under the handles). Overall, they
turned out pretty good. I sanded them to bare wood then polyed them,
but now I'm thinking perhaps I'm a little tired of the pine look and am
thinking about painting them. So, a few questions...
1) Since I recently refinished them and I don't fry (grease), they
should be pretty "clean", Is there a paint I can apply right over the
poly or do I need to sand them again and prime them? It's a
galley-type kitchen and there are 34 doors. Took quite a while to sand
them all down the first time so I'd like to avoid it if it's still
possible to get a quality result without sanding them.
2) Is it possible to fill in the panel-type indentations with wood
filler so I can update that look too? This is real paneling, not a
beadboard type of material. In fact, the dining room appears to have
this paneling on its walls. Will wood filler stick to the gooves and
take paint well? Overall the cabinets are in good physical shape, just
need a face lift. It's likely that we'll be replacing or refacing them
in 8-10 years anyway so I don't want to spend a lot of money on this.
Thanks for your insight and experience!
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