07:11AM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
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I'm in the process of refinishing our kitchen cabinets. We have decided to paint over the existing wood. I've gone through all the proper steps; tsp, sanding, priming, and applied a base coat of latex satin. We are now thinking about using the crackle technique to the doors and drawers to add a bit of an 'aged' look.
I've posts both positive and negative about using crackle. I'm not scared away just yet though and have a question. Most of the negatives I've heard have to deal with the application of the top coat. I would think that since you cannot brush back over the area you just did that the end result would not be uniform as the initial brushing would make fo a heavy paint and as you progress the brush unloads and you have will have a thin spot.
I'm wondering if I could use a sprayer for the top coat???? Anyone have any experience or knowledge that they can share in this area????? I would think that by spraying the top coat, the end result would be a uniform finish? Please let me know what you think.



01:37PM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Heck that sounds like it just may work. All you can do is spray some on a sample board and see if it works before you do your cabinets.


05:12AM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
You're probably right about the sprayer, but gosh, crackle is supposed to be uneven, isn't it?.
(Also, if you've never used a sprayer, it's possible to get uneven amounts on paint on with a sprayer as well.)
I agree with the previous suggestion, to do a practice run.


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