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LMT123

03:44PM | 06/11/03
Member Since: 05/31/03
4 lifetime posts
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I want to paint my cupboards...no $$ for new ones. I want a paint that is going to dry to a hard coat finish...more than a high gloss. One that will self level the brush marks. Do you know what I mean?? Is there a particular paint (brand/finish) I want to get? An additive to self level - get a hard shell? Application techniques? Please advise.

5slb6

01:58AM | 06/12/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The best way to get a mirror finish is to spray the paint on your cabinets with an HVLP sprayer. These sprayers have very little overspray and orange peel.

What type of finish is on your cabinets now?

LMT123

02:46AM | 06/12/03
Member Since: 05/31/03
4 lifetime posts
The current finish is a latex high gloss kitchen and bath paint.

5slb6

02:04AM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If you have acrylic/latex on your cabinets I would stay with that type of product. But HVLP sprayers don't do very good with acrylics as they leave to much of an orange peel finish. An airless leaves a smoother finish but is not practical to do cabinets with because of the overspray.

If you want a really glossy finish you can use Duron DTM Acrylic Gloss and add some Flood Floetrol which will give you more open time and improve leveling and apply with a foam roller cover. The DTM products have more gloss than a regular acrylic product and will work fine or your cabinets even though they were designed originally for metal.

Before you paint your cabinets be sure they are clean of grease and dirt by washing with TSP and warm water.

retisin

03:20PM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
They make a product not sure the name of it but it gets thick enough that you can coat pennies or such,like what some bars have or Applebee's have the same thing too.
It comes in a 2 part system and you pour it on and let it sit it get's thick and hardens up.
Places such as m enards ,home depot,and almost all paint stores sell it.
It cannot ever be sparayed or brushed it self levels and is really glossy.
Darn I can't remeber the name of it.
Will get the name for you if you'd like or maybe someelse knows what it's called.

[This message has been edited by retisin (edited June 15, 2003).]

5slb6

03:04PM | 06/16/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
RET.

The product your are talking about is made just for table & bar tops and not for the front and sides of cabinets. It does hold up great on these surfaces though and I can't remember the name either but there are several brands out there and most paint stores should have it or can get it.

retisin

03:20PM | 06/16/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Yep you are right 5,I guess my thinking was that this is what they wanted for the tops of the cabinets.Jumping the gun a little bit,when people ask for self leveling figured that it was what they wanted.
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