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Painting cupboards


What do I use to get the type of finish that comes on cupboards when you buy them new? We are painting them two tone colors, not stained. I will be painting the centers & framing while apart, then assemble them.
  I want a smooooooth hard finish. What type priner & paint, and how do I apply it.
  I used Spuce and it sanded smooth as a babies butt!

  Pat

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laquor under coat and oil bace paint sprayed not brushed.use a small paint tip like a 2-13.get some practice pieces till you get the flow down then paint em.lay em flat on somethin.helps to keep runs out of it.

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Years ago I sprayed our old cabinets with automotive paint,, sanded them really good, used a sealer. then primer thinned way down to make it flow on smooth, then a acrylic enamel, or polyurethane.. still look good today,, They are in my shop, with a few oil stains on em..biggrin

 oil based paint over anything with latex paint on it will peel off real quick,, I found that out the hard way...furious

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my buddy at the shop where my project car is painted some cabnets with auto paint. worked our real nice too.only ones i ever saw like em.thats not a bad idea.be easy to wash em too.

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I love that tu-tone look - - - when we lived in Lampasas in an old farm house I did the cabinets that way - - - - I painted the cabinet and styles a light beige and the doors a medium beige and it sure did look good.  Better than that Canary Yellow for sure.

Another thing I did was rip old corregated tin for the bulkhead cabinets instead of using the doors.  Wish I had a picture.


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Thanks for the reply's, and sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, but we have been busy doing a bunch of different things, But I haven't worked on any of it, it's been to hot to to paint or even just sit out in the shop!

Bad, you said to spray on a sealer first then sand and then primer it. What did you use as a sealer? and what did you use for primer?

Donna has her light puple latex for the center already to match the walls, she wants a Bisque color for the outer edging to match her appliances

Pat

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What should I use to seal the wood, so that I can sand all the fussy's off, before priming it.
Pat

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Hey Pat, I have always been told that it depends on whether you are going to finish it with a water based stain or paint - - - - - this Feller explains it as best I've seen



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