Kitchen Gone Wrong

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Topic by warwar posted 03-25-2015 12:29 PM 6812 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2015 12:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: paint kitchen lacquer

I’m a frustrated DIY homeowner that decided to hire someone to paint our new kitchen cabinets rather than doing myself. They used some cheap accrylic paint that looks terrible and seems to attract dirt. Did I mention they used the wrong sheen, we can hardly remove a coffee stain wiped nearly immediately after the spill.

I’d need to re-do their work so looking for a little advice as to the material to use. From my research it appears lacquer would have been the best solution; by the way the cabinets are to be white satin or semi-gloss finish. However, I’m concerned about spraying lacquer over the cheap water-based paint they spread all over the nice fresh new wood cabinets.

Will lacquer work under these circumstances? Am I better off sticking with a water-based product? Doe anyone have experience with the newer Benjamin-Moore hybrid product REGAL SELECT?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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03-28-2015 09:10 AM

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04-02-2015 11:58 AM

Cleaning that up in going to be a P-I-A. You are going to have to get the old paint off first. What I use – oil based Rustolieum. It is one of the few non commercial finishes that dries hard – after it cures. It dries in a couple of hours but takes a couple of weeks to really harden and cure.

Another option, depending upon the doors that you have, is to replace the doors.

For other options, get samples and pain a 12” x 12” square piece of plywood and paint it. Sit it near the stove and let it sit for a couple of weeks and see how it does – then let me know, I am always interested if someone comes up with something good.

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