Hi guys! I primed my kitchen cabinets with

DWQA QuestionsHi guys! I primed my kitchen cabinets with

Hi guys! I primed my kitchen cabinets with this primer almost a year ago…time just got away from me 😫 someone recently told me that if primer has sat for 2 weeks to 6 months you have to reprime (huge range, they were unsure). So question, is there any truth to this?

16 Answers
answered 5 months ago

Best thing to do would be to call the Sherwin Williams store and ask the experts that sell the Primer that you used. They should know for sure.

answered 5 months ago

Husband is a professional painter. You definitely have to clean and sand the cabinets. Even though you may not want to re-prime, he suggest you do so prior to painting.

answered 5 months ago

Either way it’s been almost a year so you’ll wanna reprime anyways

answered 5 months ago

You definitely gotta clean them well again

answered 5 months ago

Yes, that’s true. Primer has a certain “open” time in which is is a bonding agent. It dimishes over time.

That’s not a great primer for cabinets. It has no sealing ability to block silicone or tannins. I’d resand it all down, Prime with BIN shellac based (only shellac) and start over. Join the Kitchen Cabinet Painting Experts group for step by step instructions and videos to get a finish that will be as durable as a factory finish.

answered 5 months ago

Call a paint store and ask them because I’ve never that.

answered 5 months ago

No…I would just hit them with some 220 grit sandpaper

answered 5 months ago

I do auto body and all products have a recommended recoat time. Its not that it goes bad its just it loses the chemical adhesion. Give it a little mechanical adhesion and you are fine.

answered 5 months ago

I’ve always heard that if you don’t paint over the primer after 7 days then you have to re prime.

answered 5 months ago

The cans have all the info you need

answered 4 months ago

Just give the areas that you primed a light sanding and wipe them down with a damp rag, you will be ready for paint no need to re-prime

answered 4 months ago

Yep time to reprime. Go with kilz and be done

answered 4 months ago

Yes. Light sanding. And use good paint. Like. Urethane PRO INDUSTRIAL and. You. Be. Ok.

answered 4 months ago

All you have to do is sand with a high grit like 220. All of these other steps are unnecessary. I would recommend SW Emerald. It lays down very well if its being brushed or rolled. If you’re spraying it, it looks even better.

answered 4 months ago

Prime it again it be better in the long term

answered 4 months ago

Prime then allow to dry then paint in that order. If you waited forever you probably scuffed the cabinets or at the least have dirt and oil on them.