Can I use liquid sandpaper instead of sanding when refinishing my 70's kitchen cabinets?
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Can I use liquid sandpaper instead of sanding when refinishing my 70's kitchen cabinets?

My kitchen cabinets are from the 70′s–clear birch with varnish or polyurethane over. I want to paint over them but would prefer to do it without the mess and hassle of sanding. How effective would liquid sandpaper be in this situation? I have been told I need to sand, primer with an oil-based paint, then paint. Any suggestions?


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    1. AMO 45 says:

      You can use the liquid sand paper instead of regular -but its actually messier and harder to remove just pick up a padded sanding block,once you’ve used a good cleaner/degreaser(like tsp) just lightly rough up the surface with the pad -then wipe off with tack cloth. if your using oil based primer be sure to use an oil based paint also for best adhesion.If possible remove the doors and do the work outside .

    2. chicagirl51 says:

      Take the doors and hardware off of the cabinets.
      Clean with TSP. Lightly hand sand with 220 grit sandpaper just to scuff the surface. Prime with an oil-based primer like Kilz-It. You can have it tinted to your paint color. I use small sponge roller and foam brushes which I put in a zip-lock bag in the fridge until ready for second coat..Let dry for 24 hours and apply second coat of primer and let dry completely. Paint with an enamel paint.

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