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03-24-2004, 10:14 PM
I am going to be painting my kitchen it has some old nasty stained cabinets and some old counter tops and that wallboard sort of like paneling but smooth with a design in it.
Any tips on painting it what kind of paint will stick to these surfaces and what kind of prep is needed?
03-24-2004, 10:24 PM
what kind of wood is it?
how old is the paint on it? color?
03-25-2004, 10:30 AM
the kind of wood i am not sure if. it is stained already a nasty streaky dark color it was sained on top of a previous finish stain i think too. and i just want to cover it up and make it look better. as for the walls and counter it is a laminate like fermika type material with some nasty 1970's design pattern. it is a old double wide trailer i am working on.
03-26-2004, 09:39 PM
well i went to the sherman williams store and they want a zillion $ for the primer for that type of surface. namely $36.00 for 1 gallon and i talked them down to $28.00 but still thought that was too much so i told them to keep it. and went to walmart and bought some Kilts stain blocking primer like $11 for a gallon. and a $12.00 gallon of paint for exterior figured it would be more durable. i have put on about 2 cotes of the primer tonight lookes pretty good covered everything up real well and seems to be stuck on after some sleep i will go paint it atain with the house paint and call it a done deal this is like DF sais a MAJOR PITA but still alot easier that strippin it. i sanded lightly befor painting and wiped with a damp cloth to get up the dust so i would in hear better.
thanks for the advice all. got my fingers crosses it will turn out ok. actucal i think i looks 110% better just having the primer on it.
03-27-2004, 07:30 AM
you definately need to STRIP FIRST..if you have pets-use a stripper that doesnt have toxic fumes..and remember the first thing about remodeling-nothing ever turns out right if you rush through it..the reason i say strip first is this..ok, so there is already some type of coating on the wood-varnish or what have you..PRIMER will cover ANYTHING..but once you start adding paint, the integrity of the primer will lessen because it doesnt have a secure bond to the actual wood fibers..and you'll start to get peelings, cracks and possibly bubbles in your dried paint..it doesnt happen all at once, but will happen over the course of weeks and months..and then you'll have to scrap and repaint all over again..trust me-do it right the first time and you'll be pleased with the results..
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