Jul 7, 2014

Sanding

Hiya.  Starting to sand the Satin Impervo oil paint from 20 years ago off the existing cabinets.  My goodness that paint held up to abuse.  Originally, I lightly hand sanded the finished oak with a scrubby pad and went right over it with Benjamin Moore oil Impervo.  No priming needed, and it still looks new.
 I wanted to change to latex so I am sanding (which isn't necessary) using Stix primer (which will even stick to glass) and then my latex.  I didn't use the Cabinet Coat because at the time, the first three color choices were too dark and it can't be mixed past a certain level of tint.  Putting it on as a pastel first coat, no sanding or priming, then using another latex paint in the final color for the second coat would have worked well.  Thought about it too late. I use a hand orbital with 120 grit and it cuts through the paint quickly - almost too quick - might change to 180 grit. This allows me to expose the wood edge for aging, reduce the paint buildup, and insure a superior bond.  If I didn't want to change the color, all I would have had to do is sand and seal for a different look.  This is the same door after a quick sand.  I know you don't care but I'm excited to finally get moving toward completion after those months of paint samples. Many second thoughts about not staying with Impervo (which also comes in latex) but the color just wasn't coming out right.  The Rustoleum water based polyurethane is working like a charm as a clear finish and will be an extra layer of protection - again, not needed, but I would rather put more effort into the project and ensure easy cleaning.  The oil base would take much longer to dry before recoating and handling which is another reason I chose latex.  Smart ass husband said - "are you kidding me?  You've been at this for months and a day extra for drying would bother you?"  He doesn't understand that all that time was taken because of paint colors, not actual progress.  His statement -
 Women -put them all in a bag and shake them and they all come out the same. 
Mine -
 Men - put them all in a bag and shake them and they can't find their way out.
Later!
 
 
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15 comments:

Tina McFadden said...

Love your humor about men.... but oh so true!!!!
Love following your blog.

cucki said...

Lol..it's a sweet one about men :)
Enjoy your day xx

gracie said...

Can't wait to see the finish

Carol said...

Ha ha :) Good one, Marly!! I'm so impressed with your attention to details in getting these cabinets just right--I hope you'll share a photo with us when your kitchen is all finished up!

diamondc said...

Oh my gosh you crack me up, I think the moist labor intensive part of painting is choosing the right color for any paint job, you have inspired me to ask my Husband to please redo the cabinets.
Great color choice.

Catherine

Anonymous said...

My Mom used to say that men are all cut out of the same pattern, just made from different material. Men just don't get it, do they ?
I know your cabinets will be wonderful You're such a diligent worker..
Happy sanding.
Charlotte in Virginia










Anonymous said...

lol

SR

backporchcarver said...

I think your cupboards are going to be well worthall the frustration over colour. And I am still chuckling about the men in the bag!

LaNelle said...

Just too funny...comment on men! good luck with cabinets!

Barb said...

I think the cabinets will be great with all the thought you are giving them. My DH is still lost in the bag!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly, Thank you for the informative post. It's much appreciated.

Jeannine520 said...

Marly, I'm about to start the same thing on my cabinets and besides anticipating a color problem (I always have color probs - took 9 tries before getting living/dining room right) I'm worried about going with latex over the oil that's already on the cabinets and built in bookcase. I was told that it will always have that tackiness that latex has, drawers will kind of stick, etc., and will never harden like the oil. I also have paint shop guys telling me I can go over the oil no problem and others telling me it will peel and bubble no matter how well I prime first. I'm scared to proceed!!! Do you expect to have any of those problems?

Margaret said...

Looking good! All your hard work is paying off. (Men!)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Ohhh MEN! Why is it that my husband will ask "Should I do 'this' or 'that'?" If I say do 'this', he responds with guess I'll do 'that'... always opposite of my choice. So Why even waste my time asking for my preference? After 52 years of marriage I now say, "You figure it out"!
Love your attention to detail and it WILL pay off.

Maggee said...

You sure do know a lot about finishing cabinets... Probably as much as a professional! The one you just sanded looks pretty good as is! I know it is not your color, but cool prim look! Hugs!

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