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Old 06-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Painted by Hand Over Lacquered Cabinets With Oil?

Hi, Has anyone personally painted by hand (brush or roller) over lacquered cabinets with an oil based paint???

Our white lacquered cabinets are too yellow. Want to go with something I can do my self (without spraying). The top coat that is on the cabinets now is Valspar Luster Lac Premium "Water White" Lacquer 680 VOC - 20 Sheen.

The finish is not peeling or anything just yellowed badly. There a few hairline cracks I need to fill at the joints also.

Read alot of maybe, this maybe that advice. This is a big job and I want to be sure it will work. Anyone with experience in doing this, Please help?

What brand of wood filler (is elmers okay or do I need an oil based filler?)
What type of primer did you use?
Oil Based Paint, but what particular kind?

Thanks in advance for your help, Kay


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Old 06-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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I have done it and looked fine. You must sand first (I use an orbital sander with 220 grit and a vacuum hooked to it) then use filler for cracks. You will never totally hide the brush marks but no one but you and maybe a pro will know the difference. Good luck.


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Old 06-19-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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If you paint them with oil, they will again turn yellow.

Sand, clean, prime ( BM Fresh Start), paint with a GOOD, latex semi gloss. ( BM Satin Impervo waterbourne would be my choice
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Latex just has such a bad wrap from everything I read, did not want to go that route. Yellowing being the problem with oil too, I may have to. Have seen some good things about Impervo. Thanks so much for your replies, Kay
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