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Old 03-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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The thing about spraying isn't the sprayer equip. It's the skills of the person doing it.
It's the set up, masking, prep etc. Then the actual skills involved with spray technique.
People aren't born with these skills. They must be learned.
you can do it the hard way , or you can have someone show you.

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I said used a cheepy Wagner, should have been tried to use! Good only for spraying pesticides.

Finding someone that knows how to use a sprayer and is willing to spend the time with you is not easy.
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I agree that nothing compares with the spray finish. I also agree practice is the answer. You can go to someplace like Habitait and get some doors really cheap or a furniture store and get some large boxes. Then spend some time using different pressure settings, You can also buy some cheap leftover paints and try different thinning. This will also let you get used to the feel of the gun. Go on you tube watch some different videos on spraying with a conversion gun.
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I bought this gun last summer, and I love it. I've painted about a dozen 6-panel / french doors with it, along with all the trim on the first floor of my house. I've been using INSL-X CabinetCoat thinned with 2oz water and 2oz floetrol per quart. Next project is going to be the kitchen cabinets.
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After looking into new doors and other methods, I think I have decided to paint my kitchen. I am going to go for antique white but am a bit wary because my current cabinets are a golden oak with grains and knots and I want the new look to be a flat antique white.

Is there any type of primer that will get rid of the grains and knots?

Best to spray or paint this type of application? I dont want people to walk in and be able to tell they have been painted....
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NO paint will make the physical texture go away. Be clear on that before you start.
I like the look personally of painted oak with it's deep texture, but it looks like painted oak, not Formica,

And a flat finish is not good for cabs- dirt sponge..
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NO paint will make the physical texture go away. Be clear on that before you start.
I like the look personally of painted oak with it's deep texture, but it looks like painted oak, not Formica,

And a flat finish is not good for cabs- dirt sponge..
So regardless of if you use a brush or paint gun, you will still see knots and grains?
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Paint will follow the contour of whatever it is on.
There is a very difficult method to fill the grain, but I won't even go there..
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Paint will follow the contour of whatever it is on.
There is a very difficult method to fill the grain, but I won't even go there..
Not sure how antique white would look with wood grain and knots in it...
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If you get full coverage- all we are talking about is the physical texture- color really is just a choice- Makes no difference in how it wears.
Now sheen ( flat, semi etc) makes a diff in durability and clean ability, as does quality of paint.

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