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I've been getting questions about how I refinished our kitchen cabinets and so today I'm answering some of those questions.

We have put new wood around our windows and the marks have come through. Will this stop it, if so where did you get it? We used primer but some brown marks still came through. Also you can see the lines in the wood.

Are you talking about the Zinsser Primer? It is great for stain blocking. You can get it at Home Depot. As for unwanted grain in wood, use Dynamic Dyna Patch. Most paint stores carry it - got mine at Sherwin Williams. A little goes a long way so just apply enough on a flexible putty knife to fill in the grooves and then remove excess before it dries. The goal is to have very little sanding to do when it's dry.

Would it not break away after awhile though or shrink causing the paint to crack? Have you got any pics of those white cupboards real close up?

No, this stuff is not like wood or drywall compound - it dries hard and does not shrink. Google this product to learn more about it.

Here is a close-up of the doors - they look like the paint was sprayed on! It's all in using a good primer, small 1/4" nap paint roller, and several coats of polyurethane. I do a light sand with a 250 grit sanding block after the primer dries to make sure the surface is nice and smooth before applying the first coat of paint. I repeat this step between all three coats of paint and between all four coats of polyurethane.

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