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Offline pettyconstruction

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Cabinet finishing
« on: July 21, 2019, 06:53 PM »
So the Boss wants to re-do the cabinets(wife).
My question is:
What primer/paint? I want to stay with a water base if possible .
What spray tip should I use? I have a Graco x7
And what setting should the sprayer be set at? High,low,or med?

The wife wants a grey-ish tone and I want to save money not paying someone else.

Thanks in advance,

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Offline Neal W

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Re: Cabinet finishing
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 09:18 PM »
I'm far from an expert on painting and finishing, but I am in the midst of building some cabinets.

I have had terrific results with General Finishes milk paint.  I can't speak to your spray equipment as I use a 4 stage turbine sprayer.  A 1.8mm needle works well for this.  You can thin it with a little water.  And it cleans up easily with soap and water. 

I also use ziner BIN shellac based primer.  Unfortunately it cleans up with denatured alcohol.  I use a 1.5mm needle for that because it is pretty thin.

There are others here with much more experience painting and finishing than I.  But the General finishes line is worth a look.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Cabinet finishing
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Clean well with Krud Kutter.

Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer.

SW Emerald Urethane.


Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Cabinet finishing
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 06:59 PM »
Thanks for the help,

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