03:11PM | 07/18/04
Member Since: 07/17/04
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I have sanded, primed and then painted my pressed wood kitchen cabinets two times. On a sample cabinet the first time I used a water based semi gloss paint and I applied with a foam roller. Color was great but my cabinet had a real rough finish after I applied primer & paint. Second time( on back side of sample cabinet) I used a oil based primer and semi gloss paint and first applied with foam roller then lightly with paint brush. Now it is way too shiney . Can I sand the shiney oil based paint and put a final coat of the water based black?


05:28PM | 07/18/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
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So are you saying that the second time you used an oil based primer and an oil based finish coat?

Are you sanding after you apply the primer?


06:15PM | 07/18/04
Member Since: 07/17/04
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Yes, first I sanded, then primed with oil base primer, sanded then painted with oil based paint. It is semi-gloss but looks too shiney... like a mirror. I wanted a dull shine like the sample in the store but it is much, much more glossier. Also, I used a form roller first, then went lightly over with a paint brush. It still shows some paint brush strokes. Is the only way I'll get a professional look is by spray painting?


04:01PM | 07/19/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
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If the semi gloss is to shiney then what you need to find is a satin black in oil based paint, but bear in mind that a satin will noy hold up as well on cabinets as a semi gloss.

To help with the brush marks be sure you have a good professional grade chinese bristle brush and you may want to get some Penetrol to add to the paint which will help with flow and leveling.

Hope this helps out.


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