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Old 11-18-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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Usually I pass on all MDF cabinetry jobs, just because I am never happy with the end results.
Recently I took on a new cabinetry project for a repeating client that consists of all brand-new MDF doors. My client asked me if they should have used a different material which I didn't want to answer directly because you can tell she wanted validation for her poor choice in material used.

So my question is what can be used besides lacquer (solvent - PPG Speedline)primer that won't raise the wood grain? Client has a condition like COPD and cannot be around such High VOC levels.

I have read BIN shellac primer can be used or it was suggested Sherwin Williams a product which is Sherwood waterborne lacquer?

Also I know of some old school other tricks that can be used but I much not rather skim out cabinets in Bondo, or a 50\50 of wood glue and water.

If anyone has any suggestion or have used SW (Emulsion) waterborne lacquer. please let me know.
There is nothing worse seeing Cabinetry that was done incorrectly. Painters in my area either run from it or destroy cabinetry jobs and half of all my google reviews are clients thinking me for fixing there cabinets or I should say saving!

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The SW Sherwood coating is probably Kem-Aqua plus, I think the sanding KA sanding sealer is fine, it sands out great, You could even probably shoot a second coat of sealer before two top coats of KA. Ive used it a few times with great results.
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Usually I pass on all MDF cabinetry jobs, just because I am never happy with the end results.
Recently I took on a new cabinetry project for a repeating client that consists of all brand-new MDF doors. My client asked me if they should have used a different material which I didn't want to answer directly because you can tell she wanted validation for her poor choice in material used.

So my question is what can be used besides lacquer (solvent - PPG Speedline)primer that won't raise the wood grain? Client has a condition like COPD and cannot be around such High VOC levels.

I have read BIN shellac primer can be used or it was suggested Sherwin Williams a product which is Sherwood waterborne lacquer?

Also I know of some old school other tricks that can be used but I much not rather skim out cabinets in Bondo, or a 50\50 of wood glue and water.

If anyone has any suggestion or have used SW (Emulsion) waterborne lacquer. please let me know.
There is nothing worse seeing Cabinetry that was done incorrectly. Painters in my area either run from it or destroy cabinetry jobs and half of all my google reviews are clients thinking me for fixing there cabinets or I should say saving!

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Is the MDF raw or primed?

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Youíll need to stay far away from the BIN shellac if ur client canít be around strong fumes...thatíll chase anyone out of the house.

I always consider which high build primer to use since MDF has a habit of soaking up primer causing flashing in the paint finish.

Iím working on some MDF panels now & coconut recommended 1wb.200 primer which is a high build fast drying primer. Picked some up & its been fantastic! I will say I always de nib tho...
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Usually I pass on all MDF cabinetry jobs, just because I am never happy with the end results.
Recently I took on a new cabinetry project for a repeating client that consists of all brand-new MDF doors. My client asked me if they should have used a different material which I didn't want to answer directly because you can tell she wanted validation for her poor choice in material used.

So my question is what can be used besides lacquer (solvent - PPG Speedline)primer that won't raise the wood grain? Client has a condition like COPD and cannot be around such High VOC levels.

I have read BIN shellac primer can be used or it was suggested Sherwin Williams a product which is Sherwood waterborne lacquer?

Also I know of some old school other tricks that can be used but I much not rather skim out cabinets in Bondo, or a 50\50 of wood glue and water.

If anyone has any suggestion or have used SW (Emulsion) waterborne lacquer. please let me know.
There is nothing worse seeing Cabinetry that was done incorrectly. Painters in my area either run from it or destroy cabinetry jobs and half of all my google reviews are clients thinking me for fixing there cabinets or I should say saving!

Rick Vidallon
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Lenmar 1WB.200 waterborne undercoater+ cabinet coat.

That undercoater powders up like a dream and doesn't raise the mdf grain much. Cabinet coat sprays great, durable and fast cure.

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See- told ya coco had the rec
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Lenmar 1WB.200 waterborne undercoater+ cabinet coat.

That undercoater powders up like a dream and doesn't raise the mdf grain much. Cabinet coat sprays great, durable and fast cure.


I JUST realized Iíve been putting the 1st & last part of ur UN together & referring to u as coconut...
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Lenmar 1WB.200 waterborne undercoater+ cabinet coat.

That undercoater powders up like a dream and doesn't raise the mdf grain much. Cabinet coat sprays great, durable and fast cure.
Who sells these two products?

I'm in a very small market with a couple of choices, but can pick stuff up in nearby OKC.

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Who sells these two products?

I'm in a very small market with a couple of choices, but can pick stuff up in nearby OKC.

Thanks!

Lenmar and Inslx are BenjaminMoore products. Any BM dealer can order them for you if they don't already stock them.
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