Cabinet cover up

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  1. sunlite94

    sunlite94 New Member

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    I see a number of posts regarding painting the cabinets/walls of a pop up but nothing about just recovering them. Why is that? Is it because using contact paper won't last? Is it more difficult? Does it take too much time? I was looking at the peeling wall paper of our "not a technical" hybrid and wondering if I can just finish peeling what is left and replace it. I want to know the draw backs before I commit. I think it will cost about $60 depending on how 20191001_122338.jpg creative I choose to be. I would love feed back on this. Also, with the painting, how did you get the tacky stuff off the walls or did that just help the paint process? Thanks!
     
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    We painted ours. Contact paper seems to not always be heat resistant to the wear and tear of sitting in summer heat. Painting we used heavy Kiltz primer--two coats--, then 1 coat of Behr cabinet paint. Will see how it holds up! Prepped with good sanding.
     
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    There is a reason you can't find paper hangers for your home. I wouldn't want to try cabinites in a pup.
     

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