Cheapest way to make these white?

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Valentino, 22nd Oct, 2016.

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  1. Valentino

    Valentino Well-Known Member

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    Kitchen Cupboards are Tasmanian oak. What paint to use to make it white? Big job to sand it all. Gloss or satin, what's easiest to clean?
     
  2. Propertunity

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    Clean with sugar soap to remove grease. Paint with a sealer/primer like Taubmans 3 in 1. 2 x top coats in a gloss or semi gloss enamel. Lightly sand between coats.
     
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    Liquid paper? :p
     
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    Oil based enamel over a good prep. Don't skimp on the prep.
     
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    I would degloss the existing finish before undercoating or painting - if the oak has been varnished or polyurethaned.

    You could also try using one of the Flood products that say that they will allow paint to adhere to glossy surfaces.
     
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    There might be a @Terry_w tip for this.
     
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  7. Valentino

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    At our townhouse we had beautiful splash back tiles but hideous brown-red grouting, so I did use liquid paper over the grouting and six years later it's still perfect !!!
     
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    How do you "degloss"? Sanding?
     
  9. Valentino

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    I thought it went yellowish over time?
     
  10. Mick Butterfield

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    Not a good one. The oil based is much harder wearing and should be used for all trim/door applications.
     
  11. Joynz

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    Acrylic enamel is very good these days (e.g. Dulux Aqua-enamel) and doesn't yellow - but can be difficult to paint without brush marks and you have to work quickly as it dries very fast.

    I have had good results on standard doors using a 5 mm nap roller and adding a paint conditioner to the paint (e.g. Floetrol) to extend working time.
     
  12. LouiseJ

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    I re-did all my mum's stained timber cupboard doors off white for Christmas and was super glad I borrowed a paint sprayer if that's an option. Took them all off and set them up outside on trestle tables with heavy blankets to catch any overspray. The finish looks really professional although they had inlay pattern so it might not make as much difference on a completely flat door.