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WoodSparky

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12-09-2009 10:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing traditional pine

I am in the process of completing 3 doll closets. Each is 26”W 31” H and 14”D. They are being built out of 3/4” ply and popular.
I prefer to use an oil based primer, but for the finish coat I am on the fence whether to use oil or water based paint. I have used both in the past. Water= easy clean up, fast dry , 2nd coat. Oil= longer clean up, slow dry time , and high odor.
I am looking for a happy medium, if one exists.
Tom

-- So Many tools, So little time


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George watkins

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 06:15 PM

hello- there isnt really a happy medium between oil and water- there are for’s and against for both finish’s, some you’ve mentioned but theres also that acrylic/water will never yellow- oil will

the other thing to think about is water does not sit easily on top of oil but oil will happily cover water- i prefer to use a shellac based high adhesion primer (such as zinnser bin) followed by an acrylic primer (such as sikkens rubbol bl) then acrylic top coats (such as sikkens rubbol satura)
hope this helps
best wish’s
george

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 01:24 AM

George: thanks for the responce. It’s my fault that my post reads more like a statment than a question.
The closets that I making are to be white, semi-gloss. I am looking for an almost melimine finsh.

The question should be, What brand or typy of white semi-gloss have LJ’s had good luck with in painting
wooden cabinets?

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 08:44 AM

i’ve never painted a cupboard with it but with the paint system i’ve listed above-sikkens satura (which is a semi gloss satin finish) i’ve done loads of doors,skirting, staircase’s etc and is an excellent product. one advantage of the zinnser bin primer is…. if there’s any knot’s it primes and seals these instead of having to apply knotting then a primer

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