Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-31-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Udall Kansas
Posts: 33
Share |
Default

Primer for Cabinets


I am getting ready to paint my Cabinets. The are an unfinished Alder and I was wondering which type of primer I should use on them prior to painting. I didn't know if there was anything special that I needed to use or not. Thanks!
cambishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

Primer for Cabinets


You probably want a sealer/primer combination. I would use a sandable one. Apply the sealer/primer. Let it dry. Then sand lightly before your finish coats.

If you have patience. A mix of 50 percent mineral spirits and 50 percent processed (not raw) lindseed oil is an old time favorite sealer for raw wood. Follow it with an alkyd primer/underlay product. Finish with either acrylic/latex or oil enamel.

Paint store, not box store crap right?
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Udall Kansas
Posts: 33
Default

Primer for Cabinets


I'm going to Sherwin Williams, does that qualify as a paint store? I will probably just do the primer/sealer prior to painting. Thanks for you help!
cambishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
Windy Painters
 
Windy Painters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago. Logan Square
Posts: 11
Send a message via Skype™ to Windy Painters
Default

Primer for Cabinets


I preffer BIN Shellac primer. Dries in 30 minutes. Covers all stains and fills wood knots. It's a little pricey - 40$/g but it's worh the money. Usually I apply with Fraco 495.
Chicago painter
Cabinets refinishing
Windy Painters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Default

Primer for Cabinets


There is an oil primer called underbody that is made for raw wood. The standard for years. Seals, and then sands smooth.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Brushjockey For This Useful Post:
chrisn (10-31-2011)
Old 10-31-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: roanoke, texas
Posts: 176
Default

Primer for Cabinets


How do you keep the Bin shellac from drying up as it comes out of the tip (5/17)of the airless?
kt82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 11:56 PM   #7
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 561
Default

Primer for Cabinets


My cabinets are pine and mdf and I was using bin but for the $20/gal difference, I've found cover stain just as effective. The pine is pretty well knot free but I do spot prime knots fingernail size and larger with BIN.
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Default

Primer for Cabinets


The benefit of using bin, even on clear pine, is that knots are not the only tannin issue. You can get tannin bleed in the form of haze, a general yellow/brownish discoloration, which I've been seeing more frequently lately.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #9
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 561
Default

Primer for Cabinets


Quote:
Originally Posted by sdsester View Post
You probably want a sealer/primer combination. I would use a sandable one. Apply the sealer/primer. Let it dry. Then sand lightly before your finish coats.

If you have patience. A mix of 50 percent mineral spirits and 50 percent processed (not raw) lindseed oil is an old time favorite sealer for raw wood. Follow it with an alkyd primer/underlay product. Finish with either acrylic/latex or oil enamel.

Paint store, not box store crap right?

Patience I guess A Ben Moore guy suggested I do that... hmm,, musta been 15 years ago.... for a job I was contemplating. But he also suggested that by going that route it would need 4 to 6 weeks before topcoating.
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:29 AM   #10
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 561
Default

Primer for Cabinets


Quote:
Originally Posted by kt82 View Post
How do you keep the Bin shellac from drying up as it comes out of the tip (5/17)of the airless?
Bin sprays pretty well. I haven't used it with anything as big as a 495 but have sprayed it with HVLP and wagner buzz bombs. I like the HVLP best, just like from a rattle can but a lot cheaper.
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:32 AM   #11
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 561
Question

Primer for Cabinets


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsheridan View Post
The benefit of using bin, even on clear pine, is that knots are not the only tannin issue. You can get tannin bleed in the form of haze, a general yellow/brownish discoloration, which I've been seeing more frequently lately.
Tannin issues tend to show up fairly quickly don't they?
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 12:31 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Default

Primer for Cabinets


Quote:
Originally Posted by jschaben View Post
Tannin issues tend to show up fairly quickly don't they?
With latex, sometimes before the paint dries
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #13
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 561
Default

Primer for Cabinets


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsheridan View Post
With latex, sometimes before the paint dries
That's what I was thinking. Sorta like those felt tip markers.. Had one of those took two coats of BIN to block.
__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free 5 gl of Behr Primer: Why Shouldn't I use it? Lovegasoline Painting 18 10-12-2013 07:47 AM
Zinsser Bathroom Paint canuckjack Painting 7 08-27-2012 08:00 AM
Issues with primer on kitchen cabinets blinkandimgone Painting 4 08-17-2010 11:48 AM
Primer for vinyl covered wallboard a new DIY-er Painting 0 02-20-2010 06:29 AM
help me pick a primer jheavner Painting 21 01-26-2009 11:30 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.