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Aug 23, 2013, 06:22 PM
kit chen
cabinets: refinish or paint
Refinish takes time and effort -so next is painting?

What to use to clean the cabinets? How to repair where worn or chipped? How hard to do?

With painting I only see white color. My floor is a travertine and walls are white and countertops are also whitish. What other color can be used for cabinets?
Aug 26, 2013, 10:38 AM
Here is an article on the subject from This Old House.,,20315665,00.html

As to color white is not your only option, that and there are only about 5000 shades of white out there, yellowish white, bluish white, gray white, tan-white, etc. I painted the cabinets in our last house white, it was a temporary step as we intended to re-do the kitchen in a few years. We sold the house instead. That said, I'm not a fan of white. Go to a home center and look at the options available for painted cabinets. If you find a color in cabinets you like you can always have the paint department color match it and do your cabinets in that color. Alternatively, you could pick one of the colors in the travertine and use that for the cabinets.

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Dec 16, 2013, 04:22 PM

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