Smooth Cabinet Painting

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Old 04-26-18, 05:27 PM
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Smooth Cabinet Painting

Iím trying to get a smooth finish using oil based SW primer. Iíve used a 4Ē high density foam roller and Iím not happy with the results so far. Iím going to sand this down tomorrow to knock off high spots and prime again but Iíll have the same issue. Should I use a different roller? A brush? Thin the primer? Trying to avoid roller lines and brush marks. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-26-18, 05:43 PM
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You could try a mohair roller. But unless you are spraying you will always have some stopper. Once its dry you will be sanding down the high spots so don't worry too much. If it's quick drying, that's your problem.
 
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Old 04-26-18, 06:39 PM
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you will always have some stopper
Stopper?

I've heard of stipple, is stopper a regional thing? Like drywall and sheetrock?
 
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That's probably the problem. Since it takes longer for the top coat to dry it has time level. Thanks guys.
 
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Yes, it was supposed to say stipple. My stupid autocorrect is constantly changing the words I type and sometimes i don't watch it close enough... I hate it!
 
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I was hoping that 'stopper' was supposed to be stipple

I wouldn't be overly concerned about the primer coat going on or laying off ultra smooth as it gets sanded anyway.
 
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Would you sand the top coat to get a smooth finish? Had issues with a build up of paint on the sandpaper. I imagine lots of grit grades to get a smooth finish.
 
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Always sand between coats! I rarely ever sand the final coat. IF the finish coat requires sanding you'd wet sand .... but that isn't normally needed.
 
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Heat from the friction will cause it to gum up. Or not waiting until it is fully cured. (not the same as dry to the touch). Change paper if it gums up or wait longer before sanding... or use a different primer. 120 or 150 is the grit I use most often when sanding primer. Some primers sand easier than others. I like primers that turn to powder when sanded.
 
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This explains a lot (sanding, stipple, sandpaper). I put a top coat on (after sanding the primer) my cabinet shelves and it's leveling out pretty nicely. Used a brush on the underside and it was fair. Used the high density foam roller on the top, rolling in one direction with some overlap. This turned out a lot smoother.
 
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What primer turns to powder?
 
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Old 04-28-18, 03:19 PM
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Doitbest latex wall and wood primer. (made by SW)

or Sherwin WIlliams wall and wood premium primer.

If you want a perfect job you will need to spray,
 
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Not sanding the primer was my biggest mistake. Here's my work after sanding the primer. Thanks for the help guys.
 
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Work in the shade if you can. Paint has no time to self level in the sun.
 
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I painted this in the garage. Just opened up the door for better lighting.
 
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BIN Shellac primer turns to powder. It's awesome.
 
 

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