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Forum topic by Jim Dawson posted 04-03-2017 05:08 PM 532 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Dawson

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04-03-2017 05:08 PM

I just bought a Fuji HVLP system and have a project I want to spray.

I’m building, for my daughter-in-law, a large dog crate with a top that will double as a folding table in her laundry room. It will be made from poplar with a baltic birch plywood top. She has picked a particular color white that matches her cabinets.

Can I use sprayed Sealcoat as a primer under waterborne latex enamel? IF not, could anyone offer a solution that would provide a reasonably durable surface that can be sprayed?


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#1 posted 04-03-2017 06:11 PM

if your going to paint, the simplest and easiest is to check with your Sherwin williams, and see if they can mix your color in Kem Aqua Plus, its a water base finish , usually they can do light and white colors, if so shoot a coat and let that be your primer , then scuff sand with 320 to remove raised grain, and continue, usually 2 to 3 coats, I personally prefer to use a clear coat over it, same Kem Aqua, lot less fuss and mess …

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 07:16 PM

I would not use shellac as a primer for latex paint. Check the label on the paint, it should suggest you the primer it should go with. I would stick to the same manufacturer as they are supposed to make their products work with each other.

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 08:58 PM

Thanks for the tips. I’ll forget the shellac.

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#4 posted 04-03-2017 09:06 PM

Most stores have a premium line of Acrylic paint appropriate for cabinets. I use Breakthrough from Miller paint. It sprays well if you thin it slightly with water.

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#5 posted 04-03-2017 09:12 PM

Just shot a cabinet job and used SW Pro Classic Alkyd, it’s a water-based Alkyd, similar to Benjamin Moore Advance. It turned out pretty well considering that I used an LVLP setup and had some issues with weather changes. With the Fuji, you should get a better result. I started with their Multi-Purpose Primer and I think the combination of the two will have an attractive, yet tough finish.

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#6 posted 04-03-2017 09:19 PM

Thanks for the other choices. I think the color they picked is a Benjamin Moore color.

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