Desperate cabinet help needed!
Hoping someone can advise me on this... I am a little stressed about wanting to make sure I do the best job possible with this project, but also worried about the health hazards of oil based primer.
I have 1990's golden oak cabinets that I am planning to paint white. I have cleaned them and am planning to sand. I was planning to use zinsser cover stain on as the primer and benjamin moore advance for the paint. I am worried about the fumes in the house with the coverstain. Is it fine as long as I don't keep the kids in the house much for a few days?
Are any of the other zinsser water based primers as good, such as the smart prime or the odorless oil based stain blocker (how is that possible by the way?) Does anyone have experience using these on cabinets... especially ones with noticeable grain like oak?
Also, would it be a bad idea to use a water based primer on the boxes in the kitchen (where my kids are going to be), and then use the coverstain on the doors when I paint them in the basement? Is that a good compromise, or could the finish look different if I use different primers even with the same paint on top?
I am just wondering if I have any other alternatives for me. I want the smoothest finish and the best coverage for the grain. I am afraid a latex/acrylic won't absorb well enough into the wood.
If I use a water based primer, is the advance still ok to put on top? I get confused because the advance is considered a hybrid.
Also, I would love the easiest cleanup possible, but don't want to give up the durable hard finish of an oil.
Does anyone have experience with advance paint... hoping it doesn't yellow....
Sorry for the 10,000 questions!!
Thanks in advance, Tara