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Offline Hnnguyen85

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Paint for interior doors
« on: May 15, 2017, 08:26 AM »
Hi all, my wife is wanting to repaint all of our interior doors to a gray color. I want to be able to spray this with my Fuji Q5 and was hoping for some recommendations on which paint is best for this task.

At first I wanted to spray it with Kem Aqua but hear it doesn't like going over other paints, so I'm open to other options. She has a SW color in mind but I assume other brands of paints can be tinted to the same color if not very close.

Thanks in advance.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 08:48 AM »
SW Pro Classic or BM Advance. Both have a long coalesce time, don't scratch them.

I have shot KA+ Surfacer over existing paints then top coated with KA+. Cleaned the existing well with Krud Cutter.

Tom

Offline Hnnguyen85

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 08:51 AM »
SW Pro Classic or BM Advance. Both have a long coalesce time, don't scratch them.

I have shot KA+ Surfacer over existing paints then top coated with KA+. Cleaned the existing well with Krud Cutter.

Tom

Thanks for the reply Tom, I was hoping you'd chime in. Do I need to prime with SW Pro Classic or BM Advance when going over existing paint? Doors currently white. The thing is, the wife wants ALL the doors repainted, that's a lot of bloody doors so I'm trying to avoid having to prime then paint to cut down on time. I'll do it if I have to in order to get a nice durable finish, but I also want to know what other options I have.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:59 AM »
Going gray over white, I think you'll be okay without priming.

Cleaning is key. If you don't want to scuff sand, liquid sand paper to etch.

Tom

Offline Hnnguyen85

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 09:04 AM »
Going gray over white, I think you'll be okay without priming.

Cleaning is key. If you don't want to scuff sand, liquid sand paper to etch.

Tom

Thanks again Tom. Should I thin the SW Pro Classic or can I shoot it straight with the Fuji Q5? Should I add some GF extender or no?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 09:09 AM »
Should shoot okay with a 1.5 mm nozzle. A pressure pot would really help with that many doors.

Build yourself some rotators.

I've never used the GF Extender in PC, I have used the BM acrylic extender.

Tom

Offline Hnnguyen85

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 09:15 AM »
Should shoot okay with a 1.5 mm nozzle. A pressure pot would really help with that many doors.

Build yourself some rotators.

I've never used the GF Extender in PC, I have used the BM acrylic extender.

Tom

Is that just a lag bolt on center at top and bottom of door?

No joy on the pressure pot, wife won't let me spend anymore on spray equipment. I begged for the Fuji and PPM cup for months before she caved. She wanted these doors painted like yesterday so I don't think further begging would work.

I'll stop by SW tomorrow for a 5 gallon bucket of Pro Classic along with the BM extender. Thanks

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Should shoot okay with a 1.5 mm nozzle. A pressure pot would really help with that many doors.

Build yourself some rotators.

I've never used the GF Extender in PC, I have used the BM acrylic extender.

Tom

Is that just a lag bolt on center at top and bottom of door?

No joy on the pressure pot, wife won't let me spend anymore on spray equipment. I begged for the Fuji and PPM cup for months before she caved. She wanted these doors painted like yesterday so I don't think further begging would work.

I'll stop by SW tomorrow for a 5 gallon bucket of Pro Classic along with the BM extender. Thanks

The pressure pot will cut the spray time in half at least.---Better to ask forgiveness than permission?

Tom

Offline JustinWG

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 01:35 AM »
If you haven't already purchased the paint, talk to your local SW store about their take on Pro Classic v. Pro Industrial (water born) v. the new Emerald Verathane.

Without a doubt, the Pro Classic is an excellent choice and will hold up well.  That being said, the Pro Industrial is quite a bit more durable, so if the doors get heavy use, touching, abuse, etc... might want to consider Pro Industrial.  Virtually identical application and touch-up ability as Pro Classic - just more durable.  It -may- have a higher build, but would have to double check the spec sheet.

I haven't heard any reviews on the new Emerald Verathane, but looks very nice.  For the price, it better be.

Good luck and have fun.

Offline Ellefty

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 11:07 AM »
I've tried the pro classic acrylic aklyd on kitchen cabinets prepped with they're sandable wood and wall primer. That acrylic alkyd took a long time to cure I recall at least a week, got me frustrated. It's workable but soft to the touch for a couple days

Offline Hnnguyen85

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Re: Paint for interior doors
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 12:47 PM »
Thanks all. I picked up a 5 gallon bucket of Pro classic after Tom suggested it. Haven't started on painting the doors yet, still have 2 projects ahead of it so it'll be about another month.