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Prime. Let dry. Repeat.
Because of the humidity of Wetlanta, priming the kitchen cabinets took a little longer than I wanted it to.
But after two coats of white on the front and back of each door, carefully painting the sides, and getting every little nook and cranny I could reach, the cabinets are ready for paint.
Some of you requested closeups of what they look like with primer. As you can see, the primer doesn’t really cover every last bit, and the wood grain still shows through a little. I’ve pretty much expected this to happen, so there’s no disappointment here. I was careful to try to scratch them to see if the primer would come off, and it’s stuck! Good sign.
According to the back of the can, interior priming happens in only an hour and exterior priming happens in two, but full hardness curing takes seven days.
Tonight, I’m tackling cabinet paint. Hopefully by Sunday, I’ll put on another coat and have lots to show you next week. Or the fact that classes are starting up again could mean that I’m on a full Chinese takeout binger and procrastinating again.
I think the odds are 50/50. Have a great weekend!