How Is Pratt & Lambert Accolade Paint Used on Kitchen Cabinets?


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Pratt & Lambert Accolade paint can be used on kitchen cabinets after the finish has been roughed up. Although the paint has built-in primer, laminate cabinets should be primed with a high-adhesive primer before they are painted.

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Pratt & Lambert recommends velvet, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss paint for kitchens. These finishes are shiny enough to clean up easily but not so shiny as to highlight surface defects.

Remove cabinet doors and drawers before painting the cabinets. Securing each door's hardware in a zip bag and taping it on the rear side of the door helps avoid lost pieces. Number the doors and drawers to assist in replacing them.

Sand wood cabinet surfaces until no shiny surfaces remain. Wiping the surfaces with a tack cloth removes the dust. Laminate cabinets can be primed without sanding if a laminate-appropriate primer is used.

Pratt & Lambert Accolade paint can be applied with a roller or a brush. It is better to use more thin coats than fewer thick ones because thick coats may drip or sag. After the paint has dried for four hours, sand the surface with a fine-grit paper before applying the next coat, and repeat this process until the desired coverage is achieved.

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