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Old 02-10-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys, there is a lady i have been working for and she wants me to fix her kitchen cabinets. Painting is not my specialty but i told her i would help find out what she could do. she purchased an existing home and the previous owners painted over stained cabinets without priming them first. the paint is coming off every time she opens the cabinets. The paint just wipes off. she says that stripping or sanding them down is not an option. I am wondering if there is any way they can be painted over that the paint will stick. i hate for her to have to buy new cabinets because of someone elses stupid mistake.
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If stripping and painting is not an option, and you being a professional contractor, take a guess what is the next option
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Yeah, use some of that "Magic Paint"!
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Yeah, use some of that "Magic Paint"!
Didn't Billy Mates pitch that at about 3am?
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I'm wondering if there is a mix of paint types... for example oil paint under latex.... ??
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Makes no different what the client wants at this point. The adhesion between the surface and the paint is faulty. There is no fix. Strip the paint, replace the cabinets or do nothing. Those are your options at this point.
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Makes no different what the client wants at this point. The adhesion between the surface and the paint is faulty. There is no fix. Strip the paint, replace the cabinets or do nothing. Those are your options at this point.

yeah Leo, I agree with you on that.
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Crayolas will cover anything
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There's the "right way" and the "wrong way" and if you do it the "wrong way" guess who's to blame and who's problem it becomes? If she cant see the sense in doing it the "right way", pass on it. You want your name and rep on it?
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There's the "right way" and the "wrong way" and if you do it the "wrong way" guess who's to blame and who's problem it becomes? If she cant see the sense in doing it the "right way", pass on it. You want your name and rep on it?
Yeah that's one of the toughest lessons I've had to learn b/c it is tough to walk away from work in the short term even though it's the best business long term business decision.
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Tough times are not the times to make foolish decisions. The problem will continue to be there long after the money is gone.
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a bath tub full of lacquer thinner would help.
dip and repeat . when I paint over finished cabs I always use a deglosser first to break down the finsh before sanding and primer.
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Not going to help when the paint is peeling.
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Pressure washer ---> light sanding ---> Naphtha ---> Shellac primer ---> paint of your choice. This is my humble opinion. This is not a big deal to take it on unless your talking about the whole cabinet, I'm assuming your just talking about the faces that can be removed and taken into a clean conditioned shop or garage to spray. I like BM oil Impervo paint, even with a brush and some flow agent you can make this happen without the sprayer.

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I just went thru this with 18 interior doors someone painted w/o prepping. figured 2.5 to per to strip and prime right. easier and cheeper to get new slabs and start fresh lol
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Some good info, but I don't think he's coming back. Last activity was the posting time and date. He probably forgot all the forums that he posted his question on.

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