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Forum topic by wootyay posted 10-21-2020 05:31 PM 231 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2020 05:31 PM

Hey all,

I’ve hired a GC to have my basement finished and I have a dilemma with the cabinet color. Apparently in-stock black cabinets aren’t readily available. I’m pretty much set on having black cabinets; I like the look and don’t want to look at flooring and counter options anymore, based on a different color scheme.

Would it be possible to get a cabinet like this color (espresso) and either stain or paint it black? I’ll have three 18” and one 36” cabinet, plus a 36” or 42” bathroom vanity to refinish.

Any feedback is appreciated, thank you.

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#1 posted 10-21-2020 05:42 PM

Sure. You can paint pretty much anything black as long as the prep is done right depending on surface. I just suggest getting a paint that is black from the factory. Are you brushing or spraying? I have had good luck with oil based Benjamin Moore Impervo. Black paint seems to take heavy abuse and this one seems to hold up well.

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#2 posted 10-21-2020 06:00 PM

I don’t have a sprayer, but wouldn’t be opposed to getting one that isn’t too expensive. My worry with a brush is leaving brush marks/lines.

I’ll have to look into that paint, if this is the route I decided to take.

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#3 posted 10-21-2020 07:23 PM

I don t have a sprayer, but wouldn t be opposed to getting one that isn t too expensive. My worry with a brush is leaving brush marks/lines.

I ll have to look into that paint, if this is the route I decided to take.

- wootyay

A good sprayer is always nice. Then again you’ve got to have air to run it. One option that would be less expensive if you really don’t need a sprayer for much of anything else, is to get some rattle cans. Only four cabinets. You’d need a few cans but the cost would be minor compared to the alternatives.

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#4 posted 10-21-2020 07:46 PM

Check into the Graco airless hand helds. I’ve heard they do a pretty darn good job.

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#5 posted 10-22-2020 02:22 AM

The color you choose is a personal preference. The disadvantage is in, lighting a room using dark finished cabinets. You’ll need more light fixtures or brighter bulbs for good lighting. Compared to lighter colored cabinets. If your set on the expresso look, get unfinished cabinets and stain them yourself (or your contractor) to the shade you prefer.

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