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09-04-2018 08:59 PM

What paint to use on cabinet doors, I have always used oil based in the past but times have changed and not sure what to use these days. I will be spraying them with the earlex 5500. I have been hearing about lacquer alot also. Help….


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#1 posted 09-04-2018 10:15 PM

Sherwin Williams ProClassic and Benjamin Moore Advance are water-based acrylic alkyd paints. I cannot speak to the BM product, but I used the SW on my kitchen cabinets and they came out great. It’s been about 2 years and there are no signs of wear or discoloration.

EDIT TO ADD THIS:

The benefit of the acrylic alkyds over typical latex paints is that you won’t get the blocking (stickiness) that you get with latex. They are also much more durable.

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 01:27 AM

Just used the BM Advance for all of my newly made kitchen doors and drawer fronts. You have to prime for it, but two coats of primer and 3 of the top coat have turned out beautifully. + Water clean up!

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 01:52 AM

Are you looking for solvent or waterborne?

I’m personally not a fan of waterborne for cabinets. Advance is OK for certain applications (I like it when I need to brush some things but can spray others) but the full cure time measured in months is ridiculous.

If you can spray outside precat lacquer is the way to go. Sandable in 20 minutes, packable in 24 hours and fully cured in a couple days. It’s also considerably cheaper than the modern waterborne alternatives.

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 02:17 AM



Sherwin Williams ProClassic…

EDIT TO ADD THIS:

The benefit of the acrylic alkyds over typical latex paints is that you won t get the blocking (stickiness) that you get with latex. They are also much more durable.

- SuperCubber

+1

I too, have gotten very satisfactory results with this paint.

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 02:31 AM

PPG Breakthrough

Dries in half hour, hard, durable.

Cheaper if you find right store.

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 01:12 PM

Personally, I just like the way oil based paints look, so I’m willing to accept the hassles that go with it.

Take a look at the Target Coatings lacquer paints. Never tried them, but I’m pretty impressed with their other products.

I would also take a look at SW ProClassic. I’ve only used the oil based but they have it in WB too.

I would order a couple different ones and try them out first.

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#7 posted 09-11-2018 03:45 AM

SW Pro Classic is good if you are brushing.
I am in the process of doing mine with Target EM6500 with a Fuji HVLP

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#8 posted 09-11-2018 12:49 PM



SW Pro Classic is good if you are brushing.
I am in the process of doing mine with Target EM6500 with a Fuji HVLP

I will 2nd the Target products, great stuff with easy cleanup and lay down great finish like an oil base paint.

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#9 posted 09-11-2018 02:40 PM

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#10 posted 09-11-2018 06:50 PM


Sherwin Williams ProClassic and Benjamin Moore Advance are water-based acrylic alkyd paints. I cannot speak to the BM product, but I used the SW on my kitchen cabinets and they came out great. It s been about 2 years and there are no signs of wear or discoloration.

EDIT TO ADD THIS:

The benefit of the acrylic alkyds over typical latex paints is that you won t get the blocking (stickiness) that you get with latex. They are also much more durable.

- SuperCubber

+1 Sherwin Pro works well and sprays great (HVLP) with some thinning.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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