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Old 08-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hi and thanks,

We have new interior solid core doors that came preprimed.
Looking locally for someone to spray them.

I am under the impression they will need to re prime them with a good primer then 2 coats of paint.

Color is dark brown, almost black, low sheen like satin.

My question is for you pro's ..

What would be the paint suggestion here ? Have access to all of the stores and did not know if there was one better than the other ...

Looking for that "kitchen cabinet" type finish..

Thanks and time is appreciated.

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I'd first see what the painter recommended and why. As a pro I would sort of resent a HO going on some site and asking when they didn't know my procedure or choices and why..

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Hi and thanks,

We have new interior solid core doors that came preprimed.
Looking locally for someone to spray them.

I am under the impression they will need to re prime them with a good primer then 2 coats of paint.

Color is dark brown, almost black, low sheen like satin.

My question is for you pro's ..

What would be the paint suggestion here ? Have access to all of the stores and did not know if there was one better than the other ...

Looking for that "kitchen cabinet" type finish..

Thanks and time is appreciated.
Personally... I like and use BM Aura for doors. I don't think you can wrong with that.
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Also agree see what he recommends and why. Don't think I have ever seen kitchen cabinets in a low sheen. Seems like low sheen plus dark color on doors which are fingerprint magnets anyway would be a bear to keep clean.
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If you're hiring it out, you might as well ask for a conversion varnish or a 2K polyurethane. No reason to not go with a commercial product.
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If you're hiring it out, you might as well ask for a conversion varnish or a 2K polyurethane. No reason to not go with a commercial product.
Trekker, OP, is wanting to PAINT them.
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I assumed that "paint" = "pigmented finish". Most factory "painted" finishes are not what a consumer would call paint. Take a look at Sherwin Williams OEM line for pigmented finishes for things like kitchen cabinets and interior doors. Heck, what you call "paint" on your car probably a catalyzed urethane.
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Factory primers are a cheap product, usually thinned and sprayed on. They supposedley keep the new product from drawing moisture while shipping and the marketing department can declare them Pre-Primed! Hence, to build a good foundation for your finish, a quality enamel undercoater is usually applied first.

If you elect to go to a plural-component system, be careful. Use a test patch to ensure nothing lifts the factory primer. Some products will be compatibile while systems like conversion varnish or "hot" polyurethanes will act as paint remover.

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