A smooth factory finish is the ideal paint finish for cabinetry. A professional cabinet finisher would normally use a paint sprayer, but today I’m going to show you How to Get a Smooth Paint Finish without a Paint Sprayer.
The first step in getting a factory smooth finish is to prep your cabinets by filling any imperfections with wood putty.
When the putty is completely dry, sand the cabinet face to perfection. Start with a medium grit sand paper and finish with a fine grit paper.
Use a high quality primer with a hard finish to seal the cabinet and prepare it to accept paint.
After the primer dries, sand it perfectly smooth again. This will remove any imperfections.
A big factor in getting that factory smooth finish is using good quality paint made for doors and trim like Benjamin Moore Advance or Sherwin Williams ProClassic. Add a small amount of Floetrol (affiliate link) to help the paint level better.
Brush paint onto the cabinets.
Spread the paint and smooth your brush strokes with a foam roller.
And that my friends is How to Get a Smooth Paint Finish without a Paint Sprayer
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