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    • ODT84
    • By ODT84 21st Jul 18, 5:47 AM
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    Painting Kitchen Cupboards
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    • 21st Jul 18, 5:47 AM
    Painting Kitchen Cupboards 21st Jul 18 at 5:47 AM
    Hi all,

    I know there are several threads on this topic but my situation doesnít quite match any of them.

    Had a ĎModení kitchen in my new house with laminate doors that had started to pop and were unsalvagable. Unfortunately Moden went out of business many years ago and (Sodís law) their cabinet and door sizes arenít manufactured by anyone else. So my only choice was to have new doors made.

    So, my local chippy has done a sterling job in making and fitting all new shaker style doors and draw fronts using MDF. I also got him some paint to put on as he said itís easier for him to paint the large MDF sheets prior to cutting them all to size. So I got him an waterbased MDF primer (one coat) and waterbased Dulux Diamond EGGSHELL interior wood paint (two coats).

    We quickly found the Eggshell finish to be innapropriate as you couldnt wipe it clean without leaving a blemish on the paint. It seemed like it lacked sheen and was very matt. You certainly couldnít give it a good scrub to remove marks etc.

    So next step was I repainted it all (after a light sanding) in Dulux Diamond SILK interior wood paint (two coats) which seems to be a lot better and can be washed down to an extent. However itís still not as durable as I wouldíve hoped.

    I am therefore after some advice on applying a clear coat of poly or lacquer of some description. Can someone advise:

    1. What product would be best?
    2. Iíll need to apply with a brush as donít have spray gun. Is this OK?
    3. Do I need to sand before applying?
    4. How many coats of clear coat should I need?
    5. Is a clear coat not a good idea, and a better option would be to use a high gloss paint in chosen colour?

    Any help would be greatly received!

    Thanks for reading,

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    • Liverpool85
    • By Liverpool85 13th Oct 18, 9:00 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:00 AM
    Painting cupboards
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:00 AM
    I painted our cupboards with this eggshell finish chalk paint, self priming and self sealing. It gives a sheen finish which is very scrubbable. Itís been on 2 years in our kitchen (over laminate cheap fake wood) and I spray it with kitchen spray and wipe regularly. Just the odd chip.
    I put it on by painting then going Over quickly with a mini gloss roller for a smooth finish.

    We did use Ronsel stain guard over the kitchen walls, rollered on over paint. It makes them wipable. Itís not as hard wearing as the Authentico paint though. You can also see where it was in certain lights as it adds a sheen and darkerns the white paint a bit, getting an even finish wasnít easy, although all looks ok overall. I wouldnít use it again. Iíd do walls in bathroom paint- our bathroom paint on the walls in the kids bedroom is easy to wipe clean, far better than the ďwipableĒ dulux trade white which definitely isnít diamond hard!

    Hope this helps
    • Liverpool85
    • By Liverpool85 13th Oct 18, 9:01 AM
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    • scumboss
    • By scumboss 15th Oct 18, 3:23 PM
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    Try this thread -
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