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What kind of primer and paint should I use on the interior of my (raw particle board) cabinets?

The outsides are a laminate and I've found a solution for painting those but I really need guidance to figure out what won't cause the particle board to swell and look decent, while also being safe. 
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Posted 2016-07-20T20:45:32+0000  by Sugarstep Sugarstep
 

Sugarstep,

You want to use a non-water based primer. Water will swell up the particle board. You can use a pigmented shellac based primer, such as BIN by Zinsser, or, a quick dry oil primer such as CoverStain, also by Zinsser. After dry, either of these primers can be given a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and then finish coated.

I product that I really like for the finish coat is Behr Alkyd Water Based Semi-Gloss Enamel. This enamel combines the advantages of an oil based product with the easy clean up of a water based enamel.

The Alkyd also does not need a primer when going over existing sound surfaces, such as your laminate doors.
Posted 2016-07-21T03:46:43+0000  by ordjen
 
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