Day 13: November 11, 2012
Last time I left you with this photo. Kitchen cabinet doors and drawers were asked to leave the building (temporarily, of course).
Since that photo, we progressed in prepping the cabinets for primer by sanding the fronts and sides of the cabinet faces. After sanding we used the shop vacuum to clean up dust and debris. Followed by wiping with a tack cloth to wipe the excess dust from the surfaces. This left the faces super clean and ready for primer.
We opted to used Zinnser’s Smart Prime as recommend by the nice man at Hirshfields. This primer sticks to all surfaces, blocks stains and low odor. It was also compatible with the enamel paint we selected to use for the main cabinet color. More details about that paint later.
We used a combination of a paintbrush and a mini roller to apply the primer. My favorite paintbrush is this little guy by Wooster. Oddly, I really enjoy painting so I have many of these on hand and use whenever the paint can is calling my name.
We called it a day after applying two coats of primer. Here’s a sneak peak of priming progress. Up next: cabinet paint color details and more photos!