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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Refinish on a vinyl covered cabinet side
« Last post by rfsmith48 on December 25, 2020, 02:48:56 PM »
I am refinishing a Pantry cabinet that has Oak on the front face. (Front face is in good condition)
The sides are particle board  covered with thin oak grained vinyl. Sides are not terrible, but not very good either.

I am considering  prepping the vinyl for paint.
Is this a practical solution? How do I get good paint bonding to the vinyl?
All help is appreciated.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Painting a door
« Last post by notapainter on July 08, 2019, 06:28:04 PM »
No comments?  Oh well. 

I took off the door, laid it flat, and painted it yesterday. It seemed to go well.  I don't know if having the door vertical would have been easier, but my fear was that I would have more chance of runs.  With the door horizontal, perhaps any thick paint blobs will level out smoother.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Painting a door
« Last post by notapainter on July 06, 2019, 02:17:50 PM »
My new shed has vinyl siding but a primed, fiberglas door. I was advised to paint the door, so I bought a quart of Clark & Kensington Premium Hi-Gloss Enamel Acrylic Latex, tinted white.  I'm not a painter, but hope to do this job well.
Will it work better to remove the door and lie it flat while painting or paint while the door is vertical, in place?
Will I get good results using a good brush, or is it better to use a roller for this one door? 
I'm definitely planning to paint the exterior surface.  Is there a good reason to paint the inside as well?
Any other tips are more than welcome.
Thank you.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / painting PVC line hide
« Last post by porch painter on May 08, 2019, 09:28:16 PM »
Mini-splits are nearly installed and have a white line hide cover over the piping.  This stuff is "Line-Hide components are constructed from weather-resistant PVC that has been treated with UV inhibitors"...and very smooth and shiny.  Part of  the line will get baked in direct sunlight for 7 hours a day.   

I was thinking I need to sand (220-300) and go with a high end exterior latex.  But is a primer is needed?  I've read about acetone on PVC to prime it, but am not sure.   Any recommendations on any part of the job..from methods to brand of paint I'll take.  You all are gods and perusing this forum has helped me many times! 

PS. I searched for PVC and got NOTHING.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by digger100 on December 30, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  How long should I wait before painting regarding the plaster drying. 

My contractor said 24 hours, should it be longer ?
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by TallyPainter on December 30, 2018, 01:48:04 AM »
I would be more concerned about proper ventilation in the bathroom.  Also make dam sure the plaster is dry before coating.  Oil does not breath.  If it were me I'd use a good primer and a quality paint like PPG Manor Hall or one of the better Benjamin Moore paints.  Not sure what's available in your area.

Also, if you go to a real paint store, not big box they usually offer excellent advise.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by digger100 on December 28, 2018, 11:03:40 PM »
We're having our bathroom remodeled. The new walls will be plastered. I'm considering using oil paint on the ceiling to prevent any possible
peeling especially in the shower area. Does this make sense, or is there latex paint out there that would do the job ?
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?
« Last post by rob-con on September 25, 2018, 11:36:49 AM »
Cabinet refinishers are here to refinish kitchen cabs. They told me that time between two coast of stain was 5 minutes, and time between three coats of lacquer was 15 minutes. Since I never heard of a 5 minute drying time for stains (he said it was oil-based), not even water based stains, I thought I would ask you pros if a stain exists that dries that fast. I don't know anything about characteristics of lacquer, so don't know if 15 minutes dry time is true or not. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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