Enamel on Kitchen Cabinets
One thing I did notice while using this enamel is that it does like to be applied in a warm environment and the environment should remain warm while the enamel dries. This product brushes well and also sprays well and I wouldn’t think twice about using it again if asked to.
From contributor C:
I just completed an addition and the kitchen cabinets were coated with satin Impevo (thinned out) and they look unreal. This is a great product.
From contributor B:
To contributor C: How was the product applied?
From contributor R:
It can be brushed on or it can be sprayed on via a pressure pot or an airless or an AAA. I like a pressure pot setup with the material thinned with Naptha about 10-20% and a HVLP spray gun. I also used a Binks.
From contributor C:
It can be brushed or sprayed. I like short bristle brushes to really pull the paint. Also thin with either Penetrol or a bit of thinner. You have all the working time you would ever need. I have sprayed with both an airless and also and HVLP system, again thinning a bit.
From contributor P:
The Satin Impervo I've used is waterborne and it sprays well too. I top with WB poly for durability. Is everyone on this thread talking oil-based Impervo?
From contributor A:
The oil based BM Satin Impervo is still the standard in our neck of the woods for built-ins. We typically supply pre-primed casework and the onsite painters slather on a couple of coats. This is one of the best looking brushed paints due to its oil base and long dry times.
As for a kitchen, the major drawbacks are that this finish takes well over one month to achieve any real hardness or durability. The white alkyd oil paints will yellow. This is a “when”, not an “if”. Otherwise it is a decent paint. If you are looking for a brushed finish consider Muralo's waterborne Ultra. It is harder, non-yellowing, and dries faster than the Impervo.
From contributor D:
I just finished all of the doors and architectural trim in a 5400 sq ft house last year with Impervo and the stuff is wonderful. I brought the doors to my shop and sprayed them. Everything else was brushed. I used a HVLP gun with a 1.7 tip and thinned the material out to about 30-35 seconds (Ford #4). I started at about 45 seconds, but seemed to lay on the best thinned out more.
I would use the stuff again any day. And, yes that was oil. I used the WB, but wasn't too happy with it. I think it's just finickier and needs a little more TLC and experience. Otherwise, I'm sure it's a great coating as well.
From contributor S:
A cabinet maker friend of mine does a fare share of kitchens along the ocean up here in the Northeast and he strongly believes this is a better paint system (flexibility) than his becker CV system he would normally use, for ocean type of environment. He does use the Becker primer but then goes with B/M Impervo over. It looks fantastic and he uses a Titan Airless and thins with Naptha 10%. I'm a solvent type of guy, but it is hard to tell the two apart. Dry time is a bit of an issue, but he gets paid well offering this type of finish.
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