The following video gives all the steps necessary for preparing to paint a kitchen island cabinet. The reason they decided to remodel this island is because the added ornamental posts to the corners of the unit. The professional in this video obviously knows the necessary steps to produce an excellent end product.
Transcript: How to paint a kitchen cabinet, affordable creations, by Teresa Small
Hi there. I’m Teresa Small from Panama City Beach and today I’m at Jeff and Shirley’s house, some of my favorite clients. They have this lovely island area in their kitchen and they’ve added these ornamental corners on them. This is raw wood ornamental corners and it’s going to give a really beautiful elegant look.
What I’m going to do today is prepping it. I’ll take out all of the stuff off of it, sand the wood pieces that I’ve already painted in the past, clean them back up and start to put the coats of the new color on there. When it’s all finished, it should be very uniform and very pretty.
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