Aura Satin on cabinets - need help!

sweetbabyjames5November 14, 2011

Last week, my new cabinets were sprayed at my house. After the first coat, I noticed a lot of orange peel look. My painters assured me that after sanding more and applying a second coat, they would look better. Well, they don't. Most feel very rough still but it's the orange peel look that is driving me nuts. I don't know what to do at this point. Do I switch paint? Hire someone else to fix the job? Have them all sanded and sprayed again? It's mainly the cabinet doors, which were spraye outside. The cabinet frames were spraye inside and look the best. The drawer fronts aren;t too bad - they were also sprayed inside. But the cabinet doors look awful. My contractor thinks they weren't sanded well after priming. My painters are saying that's how all cabinets look when sprayed (yet I just looked at a friend's cabs painted with Regal Select in a semi-gloss and they are smooth and gorgeous!) The BM rep in town says they should not have been sprayed outside. The BM store paint manager says Extender should have been used. I am freaking out because they are white - Chantilly Lace - and the crazy texture is soooooo noticable. My painters want to put all doors/drawers on and then respray where needed, but I can't see how that will help and worry it will make matters worse if being sprayed in place. Help!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Get a new painter

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 4:23AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Get a new painter that will sand out the imperfections, prime over the surface again, sand, repaint with two wet coats.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:42AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

I received an email asking, "why two wet coats?" Because, paints like Aura and Pro Classic need to be "wet" in order to level. A thin coating will not level as well, nor will it leave the desired sheen. You all would be surprised how much paint professionals apply.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 9:24AM
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