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Old 03-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Cabinet Refinishing

I finally took everything out of the trailer yesterday and gave the interior a good scrubbing. It looks and smells much better, but the only downside are the cabinets. They are the typical particle board type, covered in the fake wood finish. I have the riveted on hinges so I'm not really keen on removing them, but would like to refinish them while they are still attached. I was wondering what my options are, and if anyone has any photos of theirs to share with me? Can they be spay painted in place, or recovered with a nice vinyl sheet? Maybe shelf liner material? I have 8 cabinet doors and one closet door to do, so it's not that much. Has anyone ever constructed new doors? How do you reattach them after the rivets have been popped out? Thanks everyone! Filbert
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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My wife painted our doors black to break up the contrast. Its really putting your personal touch on it.
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What type of paint did you use, and did you spray or brush it on? How did you prep them first? Thank you!
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High Gloss spray paint. No preping except clean doors. Seems to be holding up well. One year and counting.
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It gets real hot inside all RV's when parked outside for months at a time, resulting in shelf covering type stuff peeling off, often after the first summer.

When painting over almost anything I always start out with a cost of KILZ primer/sealer and then apply quality latex of the desired color and finish.

Don't think that I have ever seen door hinges attached with rivets. Can you post a pic?

IMHO: "Quality Paint" and "Spray Can" are seldom found in the same sentence.

By "Quality" I mean that it will last at least 5 years.
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