painting over polyurathane on white cabinets

Old 09-10-02, 03:03 PM
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painting over polyurathane on white cabinets

Can one use oil based paint to paint over polyurathane. I recently had my cabinets painted white with latex paint. I permitted the painter to put a coat of polyurathane over the paint and it turned yellow, now he says he can paint over that with oil based paint is this true?
Old 09-10-02, 04:31 PM
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Before doing so, he should lightly sand the surface so that the paint can "grip" the cabinet. I might also ask the paint store, if they recommend applying a good oil based primer before any finish coat is applied.......for your finish coat, you'll probably want to go with a gloss or high gloss oil based (alkyed) enamel.
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for future use....

Latex polys won't yellow. Early versions weren't as durable as oil-based polys but the technology is improving.
Old 09-12-02, 04:35 PM
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I had the very same problem this week with a bathroom vanity. I found the manufacturers website, either call of email them.

I called and discovered that the particular polyurethane I was using would amber. He told me to lightly sand, use an interior oil based primer repaint and

use ultra fast drying poly crylic times 2.

If it's allowed to say so, it was a minwax product.

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