I run a small finishing shop and use only solvent and water based materials. One of my customers that I finished a bookcase for asked me recently if I could refinish her kitchen doors and drawer fronts. The kitchen was finished five years ago with Proclassic Extra White Oil paint in Satin. All fronts are MDF. She had cabinet shop spray all fronts and her husband brushed/rolled cases after install.
The kitchen is in a good shape; however there are a few doors/drawer fronts with edges chipped or rubbed through the finish and two under the sink slightly water damaged. My plan is to sand everything with #280 sandpaper and edges with #180 soft sponges, fill the nicks with Mohawk crayon and hand brush Preprite Wall and Wood oil primer over the exposed MDF edges and water damage. After sanding again lightly over primer I would spray the doors with the same paint they used the first time. Since I do not have any experience with oil base materials I have some questions.
Will this work? Do I have to wash the doors with mineral spirit before sanding? Is 24 hours drying enough time to safely flip the doors? Will my pressure pot with Binks 2001 gun (66S air nozzle) work if I flush it good with mineral spirits? One last question: does oil base paint change color over time? If it does I might have to match existing color on the kitchen and not just get new can from the store.
From contributor G:
I have a suggestion - why not use whatever product you are comfortable with and have it tinted to match the existing color? There's no need to use oil paint just because it was the original coating. Also - I'm not sure what type of Mohawk crayon you have, but you obviously must know that wax based crayon will resist the new finish.