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Agualente by ML Campbell. This is the product we use on cabinets. No need for an explosion proof spray booth. We apply with a Fuji HVLP system.
Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Latex v Oil
« Last post by perspicuous on March 31, 2017, 09:06:42 AM »
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« Last post by chrisn on March 29, 2017, 01:56:19 AM »
Thanks to whom ever FINALLY cleaned up the place. ;D
I stopped in the BM store today and the guy tried to sell me DuraLaq. I've heard about UltraLaq but he told me most cabinet makers use DuraLaq. Can someone explain to me the difference?
Also, looking for a recommendation for a Pre-Cat Lacquer (or post Cat) that you guys like. I would like them to tint it to a BM color though...if that is possible?
Thanks guys
Hi Folks

I am pricing a job to paint interior stained wooden doors and frames (9), baseboard,  mantelpieces etc. The wooden doors are panel and so I am thinking that spraying is going to be the most efficient approach. I do not have any knowledge of the stain system that has been used previously, whether it is a stain/varnish or other shellac built up over years. So I should probably assume the worst, unless I could ask the owner if I can do a test (brush) prior to submitting my proposal.

I live in New Zealand so some products you U.S. based painters use aren't available here. What is available here (apart from local brands which you guys wouldn't be familiar with) is the Zinsser range.

My question is which primer (assume I need adhesion and stain blocker) should I apply, by which means (hvlp/airless are my options) and do I thin them.

I understand that spraying BIN could be hazardous from a health and safety point of view and not achievable using an HVLP, though this would probably be the best Zinsser product. Coverstain would be my next guess though this would probably be need to be thinned to spray. Would this work? The instructions say don't thin, but would thinning with Penetrol be ok? Bullseye would be my last choice as waterbased and could bleed stains later which I definitely don't want. Would I need to apply one or two primers? Finishing coats will be waterborne enamel.

Thanks for any comments/advice

Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Professional Painter
« Last post by markdawson on March 07, 2017, 06:02:39 AM »
Thank You Chrisn.
I have a good amount of experience painting but have not done any painting to speak of for a few years. I plan to paint some oak cabinets by hand. I will probably stay with Zinsser 123 for my primer. I'm debating using a mini mohair cover for my final finish unless I'm convinced to roll and back-brush or just brush. I haven't used B.Moore's Advance alkyd, Cabinet Coat, or S.Williams's acrylic alkyd.  I never use oil anymore, but I really don't like the quick drying paint these days. I've heard most waterborne alkyds take a long time to cure well. I want the brand that will level the best without a huge learning curve I don't want orange peel or brush marks. I will use an extender. Thanks for any suggestions.

What are your suggestions on:

rolling, rolling and back-brushing, just brushing and the best paint to use?

We specialize in kitchen cabinet painting and refinishing, probably do about 100 kitchens a year.  Do you like the look of painted oak?  When oak is painted it highlights the heavy grain / texture that oak is known for.  We always paint the shell and facings with Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Satin Oil and a high quailty 1/4 mini roller.  And for the doors and doors we spray the with lacquer primer and finish, which is awesome because lacquer offers a high quality furniture grade finish and dries to touch with in 30 minutes.
Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Painter
« Last post by markdawson on February 21, 2017, 05:55:21 AM »
Thank you Chrisn, for that suggestion.
Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Painting Kitchen Cabinets
« Last post by D. Berry on February 20, 2017, 09:26:48 AM »
Thanks, Chrisn, I appreciate your input.
Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Painting Kitchen Cabinets
« Last post by chrisn on February 20, 2017, 02:20:22 AM »
Advance or Satin Impervo (oil would be best but the waterborne would work also)
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