oil spots(?) bleeding thru paste filler on cabinets
I'm prepping some built-in cabinets for painting.
IAW this forum's (and other) advice, I washed the cabinets 2Xs. 1 time with soap and water, and 1 time with a paint prep "orange cleaner." I also sanded them.
Next I applied a paste filler to hide the grain. BUT it has dried and now I see several oil/grease spots bleeding thru it. YIKES! They appear most frequently around the place where the old cooktop was, and around the sink.
Now what do I do?
a) Sand down (what grit?), and reapply the paste filler?
b) Sand lightly, and apply another coat of paste filler?
c) Nothing, but make sure I apply a good stain blocking primer?
Last edited by 1655graff; 01-17-2008 at 02:45 PM.
Reason: oops, forgot a sentence.
I don;t know what a paste filler is, but I can pretty much tell by the name it's not a sealer
You need to seal those stains
Depending on what finish is on there now, and what finish you want to put on their, I'd suggest a pigmented shellac off-hand
Though an oil-based sealer may work also, the shellac is the strongest for no worries