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Forum topic by brianlsu43 posted 01-15-2010 09:11 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2010 09:11 PM

I am building a cabinet using 3/4” brich plywood. I would like to paint it white.

Has anyone used Krylon Lacquer Spay before? If so, were you pleased with the results?

Would you recommend another poduct?

I have brushed oil based paints previously. They worked great. I was just hoping for a “harder” finish.

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 09:18 PM

I’ve used the Krylon “rattle cans” on plastic and metal with good results, but never on wood. I see that it can be used on wood, so it should work fine.

I would be a little concerned about trying to paint a large piece with cans. Krylon is sorta pricey.

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 10:51 PM

I can’t really make a recommendation on the paint but I am curious why you are using birch ply when you are going to paint over it. Why not white melamine which is cheaper and you don’t have to paint it or MDF which is cheaper again and takes paint really well, you just have to seal the edges first.

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 03:48 PM

I have used this product. I built a small bookcase for my granddaughter. It need to be white. So I tried the Krylon White lacquer. I was very happy with the results. I put on a sealer coat before the lacquer. I sprayed three coats of the lacquer, lightly sanding between coats. pkennedy

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 04:03 PM

I have not used krylon ever. I have done 3 different large scale white products. 1 14’ wall unit was done with a Benjamine Moore oil paint and it turned out very very nice. A smaller wall unit, also turned out really nice we used a white lacquer we buy from Sherwin Williams. I would always recommend them since I have recieved such great service from them always. That project turned out really nice with a nice finish. We have also used a Bear latex white from Home Depot on a kitchen, at the request of the customer. Believe it or not latex has come a long ways and the finish was a hard enamel shiny white. They say bear has the whitest paint out there and that very well could be true based on my experience. You can see one pic of our whilte kitchen project and a few pics of the whilte wall unit we did with the Benjamine Moore paint at

My advice though, you may be looking at simple and user friendly. But you can buy a white lacquer at your local Sherwin, if you already have a compressor then a simple HVLP gun from Lowe’s would serve you just right. You probably already have your own spray set up. I am sure those spray cans do not have much in them.

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