COMMUNITY FORUM

sailor86

06:08AM | 11/14/08
Member Since: 04/08/08
54 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I am wanting to repaint a small metal file cabinet. It has quite a bit of paint loss on top but well-covered the rest. I know I must use primer first, but how necessary is it to strip the old coating first? I'm planning on using Krylon indoor/outdoor Burgundy Gloss on an indoor item. If so, what brands of primer and/or stripper do I use?

5slb6

02:09PM | 11/14/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Just remember that your paint job is only as good as the one you are going over. So if there is peeling paint now it may peel again and take what you apply with it.

Removing all the failing coating will be the best way to do it and there are a mulitude of removers on the market and I like the solvent based ones as I have not had good luck with so called safe removers. Or you could just scrape and sand to remove as much of the existing coating as possible.

As far as the primer you will want to use a Krylon primer if you are going use a Krylon topcoat as that way you know there will not be a compatability issue.

Hope this helps out.

sailor86

04:25PM | 11/14/08
Member Since: 04/08/08
54 lifetime posts
Yes I went for the Krylon grey primer. Best feature: dry time. Less than 5 minutes and it was powder dry. Did the entire project in about half an hour. No sweat. Thanks. Now...what to paint next?
6369-thank_you
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon