Painting Cabinets and Wainscotting

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Old 11-09-13, 06:19 AM
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Painting Cabinets and Wainscotting

I've used an SWP oil based primer on new bare hardwood cabinets and wainscotting. Should I sand and prime again? Sand and top coat? No sand and top coat? BTW I'm using a Wagner power painter for this (newer model, no thinning required) and so far I like it.

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Old 11-09-13, 07:15 AM
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Yes, the primer needs to be sanded and the dust wiped off before applying the finish paint. You'd also sand between coats if more than one finish coat is applied. Which line are you using for the finish coat?
 
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Old 11-09-13, 07:33 AM
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SWP. So I don't need to prime again? What grit sandpaper? 120? Higher? It's just a light sanding correct?
 
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Old 11-09-13, 07:40 AM
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You mainly want to sand so it's smooth. Primer will often raise the grain of the wood, sanding also promotes good adhesion. It's hard to say which grit without inspecting the work but somewhere between 120-180 grit should work fine. You'd only need to reprime if you sanded thru the primer exposing a significant amount of raw wood.
 
 

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