The existing paint was chipping off the cabinets everywhere because the former owners painted right over the oak cabinetry without properly preparing them. I highly recommend sanding and priming any wood or painted surface as a prerequisite to painting.
Lightly sand and then prime with an oil-based product. I despise oil based paint so very much – it’s messy and stinky – but there is nothing like an oil-based primer for durability! While we have tried other primers, we always come back to Kilz.
As with any spray paint, make sure you shake your can thoroughly before using.
I removed our cabinet doors and had my very cute assistant help me take off the hinges and knobs.
I sprayed the doors on empty boxes in my basement.
(Notice that even the walls in the unfinished basement are painted PEACH – what was with the former owner’s obsession with this color? Maybe they got a good deal on big batch of mistinted paint!)