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Offline Balaraform

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Kitchen cabinet help
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:32 PM »
Ok so my first attempt at hvlp, got a basic Fuji system with an Mgun, wife wouldn't let me spend any more And also got the kem aqua plus package from SW, the primer and color product. I danced the doors to bare wood and have applied the primer, the finish is smooth so far.  Do I need to sand before putting the actual color on or is it fine not to?  I have read some blogs they say if it looks good you don't have to buy if it's bumpy and orange peely the yes.  Any help your be appreciated.

I am also taping and painting the frames, is there a trick to making sure it doesn't run?  I assume 2-3 light coats of primer then the color?


Thanks in advance for the help.  You all are awesome.0

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Online tjbnwi

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 12:21 AM »
sand the Surfacer with 240.

From the KA+ Surfacer TDS;

Wood Finishing System

1.Primer—apply Sher-Wood Kem Aqua Plus Surfacer at 4-5 mils wet. Air dry thoroughly. Sand with 240 grit sand- paper. A second coat of primer may be applied for improved holdout. Sand between primer coats and before top- coat.

Tom

Offline Balaraform

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 07:01 AM »
I completely missed that in reading about the paint thanks Tom. 

Is it a light sand just to scuff?  Thanks again.

Online tjbnwi

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 07:55 AM »
Light sand to flatten.

Top coats do not have to be sanded between coats.

Tom

Offline Balaraform

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 12:43 AM »
Ok is there a trick to painting vertical, the frames I am getting drips, my doors are great but I can't seem to get vertical.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 05:52 AM »
Ok is there a trick to painting vertical, the frames I am getting drips, my doors are great but I can't seem to get vertical.

I assume you have three spray patterns for your gun: spot, horizontal fan and vertical fan?  Spot will concentrate more product in a smaller area; fan settings will distribute the same amount of product across a wider area, but product waste may increase. If you want to use spot, reduce the amount of product and air and don't stop moving while distributing product. Multiple light coats is better than fewer heavier coats.
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Offline Balaraform

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 06:46 PM »
Thanks the light coats worked great.  Is there a certain caulk or something else to put around the inlay doors and their outside frames so there is no gap?
Thanks again for the help

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Re: Kitchen cabinet help
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 07:22 AM »
Thanks the light coats worked great.  Is there a certain caulk or something else to put around the inlay doors and their outside frames so there is no gap?
Thanks again for the help

I use SherMax.

Tom