I'm about to start a small kitchen project for the wife.
It's basically a free standing cabinet (30") with a bread box on the top
(to ~42") and a back (to 65") with a dry erase board on one half and
some cork board on the other.
Since she wants it painted (country bluish) I'm using 3/4" Maple plywood
for the sides, 3/4" Poplar to frame the doors (and wherever else hardwood
is needed) and 1/4" Red Oak for the door panels, instead of all Red Oak.
Prior to painting, should a base coat be applied, if so what type?
Is oil or latex paint recommended?
How about a top coat, it will be in the kitchen and may take some abuse,
but, liquids ' shouldn't ' be an issue. Yea right.
Is it better to paint the pieces & parts before or after assembly?