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Forum topic by Tommy_Joe posted 11-02-2009 07:28 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2009 07:28 PM

I’m doing a repair job where a drawer box made of particle board got wet and fell apart. (Surprise.) Anyway I’ve made a new one at the size needed and I’ll attach the slides and front later.

I’m gonna spray the box with a primer then the proper paint. I’m thinking the drawer should be top coated with something to keep the drawer box from getting dirty. I’ve considered Poly, but I wanted to ask what others do in this situation.

Thank you in advance.


-- Tom, St. Louis,

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 06:18 AM

Unless you are like me, you have probably finished this project but I am going to answer any way since I can’t sleep and am slowly losing my mind to sleep deprivation. I am building, ever so slowly, a vanity cabinet in our main bathroom and Jenn wants the drawers covered in melamine paint. It is super durable, easy to wipe down and it looks pretty good. The sad part is that I have to paint over some awesome maple that the drawers are made of, but at least the project is getting done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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