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Professional painting for oak cabinets oil based paint or lacquer

Posted by kmallen (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 12 at 14:58

We have had a couple bids on painting our oak kitchen cabinets and all our oak woodwork white. With the two bids one is using oil based primer and then 2 coats of enamel paint on the cabinets. For the trim they use oil based primer and then 2 coats of paint. The other bid uses lacquer paint for everything and a clear coat on the cabinets. I had never really read or heard much about lacquer paint so I am confused on what will be the best for durability and aesthetics reasons. Any help will be appreciated.


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RE: Professional painting for oak cabinets oil based paint or lac

Enamel paint doesn't really signify what kind of paint it is, just that the paint is a washable paint, meaning that a protective skin forms on top of the paint. Enamel paints could be latex, acrylic, oil or lacquer really. I would use BIN primer (shellac based) or any other number of acrylic primers that are designed to stick to slick surfaces (bonding). I would then topcoat with a 100 percent high quality acrylic paint, probably in satin. Some perfer semi-gloss. The reason I would choose acrylic is because it won't yellow like oil or lacquer or crack in the joints as easily.


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RE: Professional painting for oak cabinets oil based paint or lac

That makes sense about the yellowing. Have you had any experience with the sprayed on lacquer paint on oak cabinets? Will the lacquer yellow over time?


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RE: Professional painting for oak cabinets oil based paint or lac

Yeah, it will yellow. Also, I don't really think lacquer will hold up any better than an acrylic paint overall.


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