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Kitchen cabinets repaint4/6/21
Maybe mastercabman could jump in on this one.
I've got client who wants me to refinish their existing 6year old pigmented CV off white kitchen. We just built/finished a large master closet project for them. My thinking is using my usual GF pigmented poly over Bin shellac prime, GF white undercoat then two top coats of tinted white poly. I'll pull off all removables and finish those in the shop.
The only monkey wrench are the kicks and lots of 6" base and a fair amount trim work which I'm thinking brushing would be easier on a lot of this. I'm considering using Cabinet Coating by Insl-x. Does anyone have any experience with it?
BTW, I'm subbing out most the onsite prep and any trim to painter friend and his son. I'm just overseeing and shooting whatever I can in the shop.
Any thoughts and advice would be welcomed.
Refinishing is the devil's work. Just act as the general contractor and let the painters handle it. If they don't remove all the cooking oils and grease and you bring that into the shop, you are in for a real mess.
Looks like you have a game plan that should works
What are you using for clean up? Krud Kutter or tsp followed by some kind of wash?
wash with tsp and scotchbrite. rinse with water and a sponge or towel. Some dont, but I sand with 220 after. Then use stain blocking primer, and paint. What makes it devils work is when you dont wash well enough, and use a stainblocking primer.
Cleaning,sanding, prepping is 80% of a successful finish!
I have been pretty lucky with jobs that I refinish
I recall a couple jobs that I did that was really dirty
We clean with 50:50 ammonia & water. I prefer 1:10 Murphy's Oil Soap & water. In our pathetic state of CT, naphtha isn't available except by out of state, Hood Finishing Products, for example. After cleaning, we scuff sand with 240 cushioned abrasive. Filling is with 3M High Strength Hole Filler, a spackle type of material. That's leveled with 400 grit Abranet or 400 grit Uneeda H&L sandpaper, depending on what I have.
After scuffing, we shoot on a catalyzed pigmented vinyl primer. That gets scuffed with 320 or 400. Vinyl hates to be sanded. It corns on the sandpaper. Scuff at low speed or by hand, very light touch.
We spray onsite. We use conversion varnish. No painting.