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Forum topic by Retiredww posted 03-16-2010 06:47 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Retiredww

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03-16-2010 06:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: painted kitchen cabinets

Hi,
I am new to this forum. Looks like a lot of people here with a lot of expierence.

I am looking for some help with my next project. I am building a set of kitchen cabinets. I will be using plywood and poplar. They will be shaker style.

My question is what type of paint should I use to paint the cabinets white? My intent is to spray them.


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#1 posted 03-16-2010 06:56 PM

I sprayed a kitchen white, I used a White lacquer primer, followed by a white lacquer.

worked great, take a look at the pics in my projects. I picked it up from a local supplier in Edmonton here, but I’m sure any finishing supply might have it.

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 01:46 AM

Thanks Phred! Those are nice looking cabinets you did. How is the lacquer finish holding up on them? How many coats of primer and how many coats of overcoat did you have to do? I haven’t used lacquer before. Does it cover well?

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 02:11 AM

They are holding up well, but I put a disclaimer on this, the cabinet doors were made of MDF, as I didn’t have a jointer/planer when I built the cabinets, MDF was the only choice. I did 2 Coats of Primer,3 coats of finish. it’s help up well, but where water exposure was prevalent, (around the Sink, and the leaking roof (really) the cabinet doors swelled a bit, but I chock that up to my Mom’s useless husband (not my dad) he just doesn’t have respect for it, and didn’t take care of them well. I would do the same thing again, just not on MDF, Unless it’s on a door I don’t want to build (like some white cabinet doors) mainly thermofoil.

This was the first time spraying for me, it sprayed well, but use an HVLP gun, and spray outdoors.. (many things in my garage still have a layer of white on them.

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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