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Old 07-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Painting and glazing custom cabinets. Customer will be occupying home throughout. Looking for suggestions for priming mdf. Will finish with SW acrylic alkyd. Customer prefers cabs to be brushed for rustic look.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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spraying primer or brushing? i like spraying shellac primer. they say not to use water-based primer because the water makes the mdf swell. i haven't had too much problem with that in the past, but on nicer stuff i spray using shellac primer and topcoat with whatever i want.

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Talk to your SW rep. Sanding procedures should be followed before applying anything be it a sealer or primer.
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Once again Zinser Works great brushed rolled or sprayed
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I use to use a Ben Moore product very thick stuff and when you sand it it becomes uniform I can't remember the name to save my life though

I likens it to a drywall slurry it was so thick worked great on routed edges
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the zinnsner shelac based primer works great. it smooths out routed edges as opposed to making it worse like with water based
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Yep B.I.N shellac primer. It seems to toughen up the edges and it leaves a mirror finish when sanded and it sands easy too.
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I use to use a Ben Moore product very thick stuff and when you sand it it becomes uniform I can't remember the name to save my life though

I likens it to a drywall slurry it was so thick worked great on routed edges
You might be thinking of FirstCoat.

I hate Pittsburgh Paints, but their 6-2 Primer is great stuff.
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Y thèse days with thé new voc laws à guys really gotta get his products down and communicate
With thé reps they can,t work on it if we don,t tell them
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good to know about shellac primer being optimal for MDF. i primed some MDF moldings with Benjamin Moore Freshstart (latex), and they were still gummy from the primer for a week (to be fair it was a damp/rainy week). it wasn't until i painted them with the 2 or 3 final coats that the MDF had a smooth, non-sticky finish... i'm losing faith in MDF due to this experience
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Yes, these days with the new voc laws a guys really gotta get his products down and communicate
With the reps, they can't work on it if we don't tell them
SO TRUE!! I think I just purchased the last gallon of Melamine paint in Ontario! (Maybe) I am so irritated by the new paints and laws. None of the new super latexs work or apply as beautifully as the old oil/alkyd paints. I think it may soon be time for me to retire! I have one option left. I have a paint supply house in Toronto and they keep a monster stock. I'm going in this week to ask how many melamines they have left in back stock and load up, if at all possible. I am so disgusted, until today, I've been lucky on back stock. They still allow trem-clad, rustolium, urethane and all manner of stains, but Lord forbid we should be allowed it in the paint. Being unable to produce the finish I want, I am constantly frustrated these days. I'm still a bit young to be cashing in to retire but the health police are taking all the fun out of this game.
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I have good things about zinser cover stain. Anyone here use it?
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I love the zinnser products, usually use the coverstain. The ben moore fresh start, while I'm sure is a wonderful product, really takes to long to dry to keep things productive. I am an exclusive ben moore user (except primer) but ever since I used the fresh start fast dry years ago and couldn't sand it a day later I never used it again.

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