What is the 'optimal' grit to sand to before painting cabinets?
- Wood is combination of poplar and Baltic Birch plywood
- Paint is Semi-gloss (preceded by latex primer)
(obviously sanding too little will not give a smooth surface and sanding
too much may impede paint adhesion while also of course wasting effort)
Personally, I think anything past 120 - maybe even 100 - is overkill. Main
thing is to have it flat as the primers have so much limestone in them that
they fill any scratch marks. Better, IMO, to do the sanding on the primer
as its surface is what will determine the appearance of the paint.
Been doing this for a couple of years now and I use 150 then prime with
Zinsser Bin, never sand the primer unless I get a run. Primer dries in 30
minutes out here, paint with enamel. Won't use anything but Zinsser Bin for
priming wood, love the stuff!
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