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Primer for MDF cabinets4/6
I've decided to primer my MDF cabinets with Kilz Original (oil based). I plan to apply the final coats of Alkyd paint with an HVLP sprayer. What I'm trying to decide is if I should apply the Kilz with the sprayer or save myself the heavy cleanup and just buy a few cases of the spray cans of the same exact product. I just spoke to a rep at Kilz and they say that it can be sprayed without thinning but I'm thinking it may just be easier and nicer for my sprayer to just use the spray cans and never have to clean anything up. Anyone any experience or wisdom to offer?
You'd be paying at least 3 times as much for your paint by buying spray cans versus gallons.
It would take at least 3 times longer to spray to do half as good a job.
Not to mention all the toxic propellant you'd be releasing into your spray room.
Do the math and you'll find you're better off spraying latex primer with an airless sprayer.
Why not get a tintable primer and have it tinted to the color you're wanting your cabinets? Thais is the approach I normally take. I spray 2 coats of paint with scuffing between them 1 coat of seal coat and 1 coat of top coat.
Everything is sprayed hvlp
Hope this helped at least a little
Never, ever, apply water based primer to raw MDF, especially edges like raised Panels. Solvent based only, then top top with whatever.
BIN shellac white primer is the typical solution to priming. It sprays, seals, sands, drys in 20 minutes. I wouldn't use Kilz for anything unless someone gave it to me and then asked politely.
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