Paint the cabinets using high gloss latex paint. Use a foam brush and foam roller to reduce brush marks.
You way have to sand again with fine sandpaper and apply a second coat of oil based primer.
Painting pressboard kitchen cabinets. Cover the board with a coat of oil based paint. From the side the wood piece looks like an l. Let the primer dry completely.
Paint the trim corners and details with an angle brush. The topcoat with two coats of 100 acrylic paint. We also had pressboard cabinets at our old house.
Unfortunately high gloss paint is more prone to leaving visible brush marks. The primer should be allowed to dry for a good six hours before applying paint to the rest of the particle board cabinet surfaces. Once the particle board has been primed you can begin coating it with your paint of choice.
In your situation i would glue a corner piece to the top and bottom of the cabinet to hide the fraying. Follow up with an application of paint over the primer. To start dip a 2 3 in 5 1 7 6 cm angle brush into your paint and tap it in the tray to remove the excess paint.
Latex primers will raise the particles in the board creating a rougher look. Apply an oil based primer to corners and small areas. Add coats of paint until the furniture shows the correct depth of color and the surface is smooth and uniform.
Some people love chalk paint for their kitchen cabinetry but i can t speak to how that will hold up to water exposure or little kids who can be tough on cabinet doors. Work slowly and methodically to cover the entire surface with a coat of paint. To revive them i painted them and added knobs on clearance at a hardware store.
Use small strokes with a brush on edges and corners. Let it dry fully and follow up with a durable and quality enamel paint for the longest lasting finish. This will fully seal the pressboard.
Paint and add new hardware when reviving pressboard cabinets. A foam roller works well across large expanses of flat kitchen cupboard surfaces. Apply paint to the corners and oddly shaped edges using smooth even strokes.
The darker your primer and the particleboard beneath and the lighter the topcoat color you choose the more coats you are likely to need. Dip a wide bristled paintbrush or a paint roller into an oil based paint in your desired color. Try to find a finish that will level out and give you a nice finish look.
High gloss finishes are durable and easy to clean making them ideal for press board kitchen cabinets. Particleboard has a tendency to absorb paint quite easily and you may need to apply several coats to achieve the color you want. Once you ve painted one coat on your cabinets allow it to dry thoroughly.