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Forum topic by Panthers65 posted 01-20-2018 03:46 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2018 03:46 PM

I’m coming up on the end of my cabinet construction and once it warms up a bit I’ll be finishing them. Just thinking ahead, is it possible to spray the inside of the cabinets with a gravity fed HVLP gun once the face frames are attached? Physically I’m not sure how I would manuver the gun and air hose around inside the boxes with the frames on to get an even coating

I was thinking of a few ways to do this, but I’m open to other suggestions:

1. Spraying the boxes and FF separate, 2 coats and then attaching the two. I’m worried how the seam between the FF and the boxes will look if I don’t spray them together.

2. cover the opening of the boxes with plastic and then attach the frames, Spray the units whole with 2 coats, and then cut the plastic away after. Again, worried what the seam between the FF and Cabines will look like with plastic between them.

3. Tape the ends of the boxes and spray them inside and out and spray the FF separate. After they dry attach the FFs and spray a 2nd coat on the assembled units.

any better ways?

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 04:08 PM

If possible consider removing the cabinet backs. This way you can spray with the face frames on and not suffer blow back. The backs can then be sprayed and reattached.

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 09:55 AM

I normally apply the stain, paint or finish to the face frames prior to assembly of the cabinet carcass and face frame. I use UV ply for the cabinet carcasses so not finish is necessary on the inside. If you are using regular birch ply and you have to finish the insides, my advice would be to spray the finish on each piece individually before assembling the carcass.

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