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We are in the process of having new cabinets made. The cabinets are being made from Maple. We will pick them up unfinished. We want to paint them Gray. We are considering purchasing a sprayer.

What is the best approach to finish the cabinets? Best Primer, Paint?
Looking for recommendations on spraying vrs. brush/roller. Type of sprayer that works well for a beginner.

Thanks Dan
 

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What sprayer to use depends on what type of coatings you intend to spray. A cup gun or HVLP work great with solvent based coatings but aren't great for latex. An airless is generally preferred for latex but the output is a lot more. Spraying isn't as easy as just pulling the trigger! If you use good application techniques, rolling/brushing can give a nice finish. Sanding between coats helps to minimize any roller stipple or brush marks.
 

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I would spray with oil based paint. Latex has plasticizers that get soft in hot weather. Oil based and never a sticking door or drawer.
 

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Oil base primer is best, but there are a lot of waterborne products these days that are as good as oil. You aint gonna find them at home depot though....

Advance, or Cabinet coat, from Benjamin moore for example. They dont get soft or stick. Thats only if you paint with cheap latex.
 
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