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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets – Easy Guide For Weekend Warriors And DIYers

Kitchen, Stove, Cabinets, ApplianceWe always suggest that you hire an expert to do the job for you for multiple reasons which include experience and insurance of an excellent job! But for those who want to learn how to paint kitchen cabinets with no professional sprayer, this is how you can get professional looking results for under $200.
I have been getting a ton of questions via recently about among our Facebook postings in which I painted our kitchen walls and cabinets. Most people are curious and want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets, and how much it cost to get our cabinets looking like new.
Our house is quite old and so are our cabinets. It didn’t bother us at first but eventuallywe got sick of looking at that ugly veneer look so we decided it was time for a makeover.
It’s not so difficult to paint over veneer it just needs the right prep work. If you hire an expert I’d suggest attempting to do as much as you can yourself like taking off the doors and hardware and maybe sanding them gently with a 220 grit sanding block. Only a light scuff can do (imagine you’re cleaning a window). That will save you a couple of dollars. But if you decide to do it on your own here are some hints on how to paint kitchen cabinets and get amazing and enduring results.
Preparation When Painting Kitchen Cabinets
After you eliminate your doors (or just masking your hinges) lightly sand/scuff the surfaces which are being painted with a 220 grit sanding block. Use a type of degreasers such as Windex or Zep Citrus Degreaser.
Next, you have 2 options.You can use a 220 grit sandpaper and lightly scuff your surfaces or use Krud Kutter-Gloss Away which you may wipe on using a rag and let it sit for 10 minutes. I used one coat of”INSL-X Stix” which is a urethane acrylic You can find it online or in your local Benjamin Moore Supplier. Check your local Hardware store.
With a good quality paint will allow you to get the best finish possible. I suggest using Benjamin Moore Advance Alkyd. It is quite easy to work with and dries into a tough and durable finish.
Working with a 2-inch Nylon paintbrush start cutting around the hardware (if you didn’t get rid of the doors) and any places your Whizz™ roller won’t reach. Then use your Whizz™ roller to use your ALKYD enamel. Try to paint in exactly the same direction as your grain (if your cabinet has a fake wood layout ). You can hang your doors today but bear in mind that even though the enamel will dry overnight, it still takes 30 days to fully cure so be careful and try to avoid scrubbing them until those 30 days.

The Domino Theory

The Domino Theory

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The domino theory was considered a cold War policy that recommended a communist government in a single nation would easily lead to communist takeovers in neighboring states, each one dropping like a perfectly targeted row of dominoes. In Southeast Asia, the U.S. government used the now discredited domino concept to justify its participation in the Vietnam War as well as its support for a non-communist dictator in South Vietnam. In fact, the American attempts to stop a communist victory in Vietnam had a lot less of an influence than was assumed by proponents of the domino principle.

By 1950, manufacturers of the U.S. foreign policy had firmly adopted the concept that the dramatic growth of communism in Indochina would direct quickly lead to the collapse of several other nations in Southeast Asia.

In Eisenhower’s view, the loss of Vietnam to communist rule will result in very similar communist victories in neighboring countries in Southeast Asia (such as Laos, Thailand and Cambodia) and anywhere else (India, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and perhaps Australia along with New Zealand). The possible effects of the loss [of Indochina], Eisenhower said, are simply unaccaptable into the free world.

After Eisenhower’s speech, the phrase domino principle started to be used as a shorthand expression of the strategic value of South Vietnam to the United States, and the urgency to stop the spread of communism throughout the planet.

After the Geneva Conference finished the French Viet Minh war as well as divide Vietnam along the latitude known as the 17th parallel, the United States spearheaded the group of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), a loose alliance of countries dedicated to taking action against security threats in the area.

John F. Kennedy, the successor of Eisenhower in the White House, would improve the dedication of U.S. materials in support of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime in South Vietnam and of non-communist forces battling a civil war in Laos in 1961-62. In the autumn of 1963, after acute domestic opposition to Diem arose, Kennedy backed away from help of Diem himself but publicly reaffirmed trust from the domino theory in addition to the benefits of containment of communism in Southeast Asia.

His successor Lyndon B. Johnson continue using the domino principle to justify the escalation of the U.S. military presence in Vietnam from only 1000 soldiers to more than 500,000 over the following 5 decades.

The domino theory is now mostly discredited, having failed to take into consideration the nature of the North Vietnamese as well as Viet Cong wrestle from the Vietnam War.

By assuming Ho Chi Minh was a pawn of the communist giants China and Russia, American policymakers failed to find out the aim of Ho as well as his supporters had been Vietnamese independence, not the spread of communism.

In the long term, even though the American effort to obstruct a communist takeover failed, and North Vietnamese forces marched into Saigon in 1975, communism didn’t spread throughout the vast majority of Southeast Asia. With the exception of Cambodia and Laos, the states of the region remained from the communist grip. I was considered Pest Control in a very sick sense of the word.

Must sees in New Orleans

Must sees in New Orleans

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There’s a huge array of fresh seafood which you may enjoy to your heart’s content. New Orleans is a quaint city situated distinctively 5 feet below sea level. It offers not just splendid restaurants but beverages and dance to keep you partying while you’re there.

Needless to say, there are plenty to see while in New Orleans.

The French Quarter
Do not miss out on this older section of town because it’s the first settlement of the Spanish and French who first stepped onto American soil. You may enjoy a spiff of hot etouffee from the air while strolling this quarter.

It’s the French Quarter that adds character to New Orleans; there are nightly revelries to help keep you awake the entire night. It houses Jackson Square that spawns pristine lawns and attractive shrubs, with the breath-taking St. Louis Cathedral as its background.

In the quaint café of Monde, you may sniff scents of yummy chicory-laced beignets to whet your appetite. The French Market makes an interesting stop to take a look at the neighborhood farmer’s produce that boasts of being the country’s first outdoor produce market.

St. Charles Streetcar
New Orleans’ quaint St. Charles Streetcar is an intriguing ride that one has to try while in this town. Its 13 mile ride is just 90 minutes to give you a fast and fascinating sight of New Orleans. This Landmark streetcar will travel back and forth on its path with its seat seats switched to the suitable travel direction for a fantastic view.

Faulkner House Books
For the book fans, a big’thanks’ has to visit Joe DeSalvo who opened Faulkner House Books. It’s located inside the French Quarter townhouse that was William Faulkner’s home when composing Soldier’s Pay, his first publication. There are a huge selection of books for your surfing pleasure like fiction, poetry and biography with a bit of local lore.

 

Another incredible sight to behold is that the selection of mid-19th century townhouses on Julia Street that occupies 600 blocks although there are only 13 pieces. These are often called Julia Row; sometimes they’re known as the Thirteen Sisters. Aside from the impressive architecture of those townhouses, it’s its art which makes the larger impact.
Garden District
This is actually the’Yankee’ part of New Orleans where there is hardly any French.

Mississippi River
This terrific river in New Orleans is famously called the Mighty Mississippi. It’s renowned for the transport industry at New Orleans with the city being constructed along its curves. An enjoyable ride on the Mighty Mississippi is essential for visitors.

 

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