We just purchased our first AS, a 1979 31' Sovereign
this past week and are about to begin updating her. The interior surfaces are terribly sticky and yellowed, and we want to paint it all - walls and cabinets - white. The cabinets seem to be some sort of wood look veneer over plywood. The tall panel that runs floor to ceiling next to the fridge is peeling, as well as a few other places. The "wallpaper" int eh shower is also peeling at the top. I have read several threads on here regarding recommendations for different products to prep, prime and paint, but there doesn't seem to be any clear recommendation as most have painted over something existing or didn't have stellar results. Can anyone recommend a method and/or products that are tried and true? We plan to keep this AS for well over 15 years until we become empty nesters and want to make sure our finishes hold up - we want to do it right the first (and hopefully only) time.
The gentleman at Lowe's in the paint department recommended cleaning with TSP, priming with BIN, and then painting with whatever paint we wanted. I'm still nervous about the plastic surfaces though, especially the trim on the edges of the cabinets. I was thinking oil based paint, but want to confirm those recommendations with someone who's been there and done it before we start. Don't want any regrets.
Thanks in advance for all of your help. We're really excited about getting her updated and on the road - hopefully by the time school lets out for summer!