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Old 04-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Iam painting a set of brand new oak cabinet doors, there was no previous finish on them. I used a friends hvlp sprayer and noticed little blemishes as it has dried?

what would cause this and how do i fix it?...

I used benjamin moore STIX paint to prime them.

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Brand new oak unfinish cabinets and your painting them instead of staining

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Hello,

Iam painting a set of brand new oak cabinet doors, there was no previous finish on them. I used a friends hvlp sprayer and noticed little blemishes as it has dried?

what would cause this and how do i fix it?...

I used benjamin moore STIX paint to prime them.

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Inexperience with a sprayer maybe? Looks like it needs sanding smooth and starting over with the finish coat.Quite possibly the material was too thin.
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Sand them bare? or just sand out the rough spots where the blemishes are?....

and yes....paint on brand new cabinets.....
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Looks like you have some grit in there as well. Did you strain the paint, even if it's brand new, and did you properly dust off the surface, and are you working in a clean environment? Don't assume that because a paint is fresh out of the can that it can't have impurities in it.
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Google fish eyes.
Some how your getting contamination in that paint.
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Using a friends HVLP may have been a mistake. Was it cleaned up and ready to go? Maybe your buddy did not clean up the unit properly the last time it was used. Was it a cheaper Wagner type sprayer? They are notorious for SPITTING paint. Joe C is correct that it does look like fish eyes which can be caused by many things........it is even possible that there was some sort of contaminant on the doors before you primed them. It's always best to do a light sanding and vacuum up the dust before priming. The sanding ensures that you get any marks, wax, contaminants, etc. off the surface before painting.

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Contamination on the wood or in the paint or gun.....not to mention all the dirt on the doors.

Even worse....you painted them. You do NOT paint new oak. If you wanted something to paint....you use something like poplar. But, you don't paint oak.

The oak gods are getting back at you.
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Who said it was oak( besides the wizard)?
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Yeah guys....I did sand them down lightly before and wipe them with a tack cloth right before spraying. So if I sand with 400 Grit and apply the primer again will that cover it? Or should I go right to the top coats and hope it covers them?
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I would sand with 220 and go to the finish coats.
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Alright thanks! Ill give it a try and let you know how it goes
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Jeese- people pay me good money to paint oak all the time. And I do it without hesitation.. Now cherry- I will make a bit of a fuss. But i have painted cherry too..

Another theory is that the tack rags are really meant for oil finishes because they have a bit of oil in them to make them tacky. that could be what is causing the problem. Use a damp ( with water ) rag or even a dry wipe like swiffer.
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Who said it was oak( besides the wizard)?
Anyone who knows their woods can look at it and see it's oak.....oak is one of those woods that is pretty easy to tell the grain on.

And the OP said it was oak.....helps to read all the posts.....

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