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Old 12-04-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Ok i know I'm late on this and i was just browsing and saw all the horror stories about behr paint on cabinets. Unfortunately for my wife and I we have already primed our cabinets with an oil based primer, and have done one coat of behr semi-gloss white on it. Is it too late for me? do i need to sand it back down? Can i do a finish coat (or 2) of a nice SW or BM waterborne paint to help smooth it out?
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Hi all,
Ok i know I'm late on this and i was just browsing and saw all the horror stories about behr paint on cabinets. Unfortunately for my wife and I we have already primed our cabinets with an oil based primer, and have done one coat of behr semi-gloss white on it. Is it too late for me? do i need to sand it back down? Can i do a finish coat (or 2) of a nice SW or BM waterborne paint to help smooth it out?
Thanks,
Nick
Is there a problem with what you have or are you just apprehensive about what you've read?

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Not so sure I would have used reguler latex paint on them. Not tough enough.
Enamel or an epoxy paint would hold up far longer.
Why the oil based primer?
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I am just apprehensive. What I printed dies have some bryan strokes, but I thought I would check with people before I continued.as far as the oil based primer is concerned, it was recommended by a few painters. They said it would help hide the natural wood grain of the doors better. We sanded them as well .
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Np, I would continue with what you started. "Starting over" will be more work than you realize, and if there's a problem with what you've done so far, a coat or two of waterborne isn't going to stop it from occuring.You might be able to smooth out some of the heavier brush strokes with some sandpaper. The loosen the paint up a bit with a splash of water to help it level a bit more, but remember, if you paint something with a brush, you're always going to be able to tell it was so painted. I think you'll be fine.
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