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Sundar
Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

I stripped my kitchen cabinets then began to apply new paint(with spayer). As soon as paint is applied there are small round black spots appearing through the paint. I tried sanding lightly but small round black marks are still coming through. Does anyone know what is happening or why?

Paragon42
Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

Could try a stain killer.

ordjen
Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

Sundar,

Do these dark spots look like little dimples? It could be "fisheye". This happens when a speck of material such as wax or greases remains on the surface. Certain paints and undercoaters will allow fisheyeing to occur. I always used BIN pigmented shellac as my undercoater.It will not fisheye. When sprayed in a full, flowing coat, it does not require sanding before finish coating. It also dries very fast. By the time I had sprayed a couple dozen cabinet doors, I could flip them and start primeing the other side. I then sprayed oil enamel on them.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

Could also be specks of steel wool rusting through the paint.
Shellac will fix almost anything.
Casey

Tacoma John
Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

If you spray shellac or bin primer, (almost the same thing), put out all pilot lights as they are very fammable. I like kilz or coverstain. Not as sandable but less likely to explode.

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