|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 320 days ago||2396 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
320 days ago
So I have built an island for my kitchen and it’s pretty much ready to paint. It’s made of Birch ply, Poplar and MDF for the doors. I’m think I’m wanting to use lacquer to paint it. I’ve been told by painters and read online that it’s a good tough finish and it dries pretty quick.
I have never painted with lacquer before nor have I purchase any so I know nothing about it. I think I plan on getting the paint from Sherwin Williams, since Lowe’s paint is frowned upon by some.
What type to I need to ask for and how do I ask???
Is there a primer needed? If so, will a regular water based primer work or does it need to be lacquer based? (if there is such a thing)
How long should I wait between coats? (I’ve read that lacquer can be dry in 20 min…)
Should I sand between the coats of lacquer?
How many coats of primer/lacquer do you thinnk I’ll need.
I’m going to assume that the MDF doors can be treated the same way that the birch.poplar cabinets are. (although I will seal the edges of the MDF before painting)
Thanks to you all!