The topcoat with two coats of 100 acrylic paint. Particleboard may look like solid wood from afar when it is painted.
This is a good choice because it won t peel off the board in a sheet when pulled which latex primer can do over time.
Painting particle board kitchen cabinets. This type of paint adheres easily and quickly while latex paint will pick up the bits of particle from the wood and create a rough surface according to better homes gardens. Unlike actual wood boards particleboard is made from wood particles and adhesive molded. As a final bit of preparation sand the primed surface of the chipboard with a 200 220 grit sandpaper to remove imperfections left behind by the primer.
There is no specific kind of paint that you need to use. In general it is best to trust your woodworker or cabinet supplier. Since particleboard is rough and any existing veneers may be very smooth you ll want a primer that really adheres to the cabinets.
Set up 2 saw horses or lay another drop cloth over your table to make painting your cabinets and drawers easier. Sand it down lightly only enough to remove the shine from it and expose the wood. But oil based paint is the best for applying to particle board kitchen cabinets.
Particle board is a very soft wood which makes it easier to work with and move around but also easier to scratch and damage. It depends on the type and use of cabinetry. For interior and exterior strength plywood is the best.
Paint the particle boards. Try to find a finish that will level out and give you a nice finish look. Tips on painting over particleboard.
Use an oil based primer as a first coat on your cabinets. Lay a plastic or cloth drop cloth down along the edges of your cabinets to keep your floor clean while you sand prime and paint. The only thing you really.
These were original from 1977 and several cabinet and drawer fronts were damaged from use and moisture. The choices we had were to hire a contractor to redo the e. Then it s time to go wild and creative by painting the particle board.
You way have to sand again with fine sandpaper and apply a second coat of oil based primer. Our kitchen had particle board cabinets with fake wood grain laminate on the fronts. However this does not rule out mdf and particle board.
Use a medium to fine grit sandpaper around 120 grit to sand down the face of the particle board you want to paint. Particle board is the best for inexpensive cabinetry. Lay a drop cloth down and set up a stable work surface.
Mdf is the best for painted door panels. Latex primers will raise the particles in the board creating a rougher look.