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You are far too kind - although I will admit to being extremely happy with my efforts! My husband helped with some of the sanding that needed to be done by hand. I bought a detail finishing power sander that was extremely useful, but because of the raised panels, it didn't always get every spot (hence, the husband and sanding by hand).
Everybody who sees my kitchen is amazed with the transformation. Oak is not a good thing for most people around here, so many people try to paint their cabinets, and they get oak cabinets that have been painted (and that is not such a good look). As a Realtor, I see more than my fair share of homes. Painting oak never works. Until now. My cabinets look as if they were manufactured that way. I even had a neighbor call me because she noticed the cabinets as she walked past my house!
I have never even painted a wall before and am the least mechanically inclined person in the world. However, I take great direction and follow instructions to the letter. So, when you said how often and with which grit to sand the cabinets, I did. When I read 24 hours between coats, I did not even think applying another coat until 24 hours and one minute. I am somewhat of a librarian that way! So, as much as I would love to say that the kitchen is a result of my talent, it is not. The products and advice transformed the room.
Btw, I am going to follow your advice and stick with the red for now, but the LP22 will most likely be used for my formal living room which is soon to be my library. Any different prep for a non-kitchen?
Thanks again for all of the incredibly helpful advice.