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Offline jack1

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Painting kitchen cabinets
« on: April 09, 2013, 03:12 PM »
Hi all
I'm going to spray paint my kitchen cabinets using the earlex 5500. Never done this before so I'm looking for info n how I would go about and do this. What primer would I use and what type of paint I would use, it's going to be a cream colour.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Painting kitchen cabinets
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 06:15 PM »
What is the current finish?

Due to what is available on this side of the pond as opposed to your side, the answers may need some adjustment.

To start with remove doors, drawer fronts and hardware. Good cleaning/washing of surfaces.

Tom

Offline jack1

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Re: Painting kitchen cabinets
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 12:13 PM »
Hi tjbnwy

The cabinets are Solid chestnut doors and the carcass is melamine faced chipboard.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Painting kitchen cabinets
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 04:08 PM »
I would clean the surfaces well, sand the melamine to 150, sand it well and evenly. I would normally use SWP bonding primer, not sure if you can get it, but I found this;

http://www.international-paints.co.uk/products/info/melamine_primer.jsp

Follow the manufactures instructions.

You should be able to use the same primer on the doors, after cleaning and sanding them.

Tom

Offline Flashman

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Re: Painting kitchen cabinets
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 04:22 PM »
Good idea to visit traditionalpainter.com to see UK and Irish painters redoing kitchens.

« Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 04:25 PM by Flashman »

Offline stevewestern

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Re: Painting kitchen cabinets
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 02:38 PM »
Jack1,
I am no big expert but have painted a couple of kitchens (and am in the UK)

First of all, having taken off all handles and removed the doors I use Krud Kutter to degrease and sand down with whatever is needed to give a good key - 180 or finer
I use Zinsser Coverstain (oil based) or Zinsser 123 plus if you want a water based primer.
Using either Owatrol oil for the coverstain or Floetrol or XIM latex extender will help you get a decent finish.
Sand again with something very fine like 240.

I have never sprayed but roll using an Axus lime mini roller, then tip off with a good brush - Corona being my favourite.
As for paint, I like Mythic or little green, again, mixed with a conditioner like the ones mentioned above, and applied in the same way.

Brush marks are fairly easy to avoid this way, and it might be easier than spraying.

As mentioned, take a look at the traditional painter site -

http://traditionalpainter.com/

A lot to read, but a very good source of information !