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Forum topic by schrager posted 02-04-2009 05:39 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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schrager

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02-04-2009 05:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing oil paint

I’ve built a vanity hutch and have tried several times to finish it oil based paint. I wind up with a wavy/running looking finish. And with the extended finishing time I’ve picked up dust specs.

I”ve been considering paint additives like floetrol , and wanted to know if there is a way to shorten the drying time.

I build it for a friend, but it looks unprofessional, using duron oil based paint.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.


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#1 posted 02-04-2009 05:55 PM

I redid a vanity in our bathroom, and this is what worked for me:

I used spray paint for the doors and drawers (whatever I could take outside). Since it was a site-built, very long cabinet, uninstalling the whole thing was not an option. So I used a brush for the face frames, but everything else was done with regular oil-based enamel spray paint from HD. I don’t think you will ever get rid of brush marks as long as you keep trying to go that route.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 06:07 PM

Thanks Charlie,

I had the paint color matched to the vanity, so I can’t buy a spray can. I was considering an HVLP sprayer but didn’t want to incur the expense for such a small project.

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 06:23 PM

Maybe you could rent a sprayer. If you’re in or near a metropolitan area, it should be possible.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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