fresh paint easily chips and peels

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Old 07-12-15, 12:38 PM
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fresh paint easily chips and peels

Hi, I am new to this forum and was hoping to get some advice. I am a chef by school and trade but I also like to do renovation work as well. I recently repainted by cabinets and the frames. The paint on the doors and drawers looks great but the paint on the frame, not so much. It chips and will peel very easily. After a couple hours trying to figure out were I went wrong i realized that while the paint that I used for the doors was a paint and primer, the one i used for the frames sadly was not. So my question is should I scrape all of the paint off, prime it and repaint it, or can i just put primer over the existing paint and then repaint it. After spending a few days on this, quicker of course would be better but I also want to do it right. Thank in advance.
 
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Old 07-12-15, 01:44 PM
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What was on the doors before you painted?
How was it prepped?
Never should have used primer and paint in one on this one, that's most of the problem.
Should have been a bonding primmer then two coats of paint.
Painting or priming over what's there now is not going to do a thing to improve bonding.
 
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Im not sure what kind of pai t was on the before but the paint and primer that I used on the doors looks great. It's the frames where I used a different paint that's the issue. I didn't sand them but I did wipe them down. I guess I'll sand the frame down and prime it then paint it.
 
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Don't know how much the primer will help unless you remove the paint you applied. Often the main cause for peeling/chipping is when latex paint is applied over oil base enamel without the proper prep including the use of a solvent based primer.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...t-repaint.html
 
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Given that you have this problem and the most common cause is latex paint over oil, I would remove the paint you applied, follow with an oil based primer and then paint again.

I would also be questioning the quality of the paint you used. Generally speaking, better supplies and advice will be found in a paint store than in a paint department.
 
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Thanks for the input. I went home last night and removed all of the paint and used a primer that was recommended from the store. We shall see what tonight brings.
 
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Sounds like it didn't have much of bond if you were to easily remove all the paint. What primer did they recommend? While dedicated paint stores generally provide good advice, advice given at many paint depts can be sketchy

Also primers don't always reach there maximum bond for a few days even though they are dry enough to sand and recoat.
 
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