We have purchased an IKEA HEMNES cabinet in black-brown color. We want to paint it to match two HEMNES bookshelves stained dark grey. We have found a Sherwin-Williams paint (Tynewood) which is almost an exact color match (ie close enough).
Is it better to assemble – then paint, or paint, then assemble?
~ by Jim Webb
My take on this is to paint before assembly. For one it’s much easier. You can just lay everything flat on the floor and go over with a paint roller, without worrying about not getting into the nooks and crannies.
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