I tried posting yesterday but no luck.
My mom had her thirty year-old "Moorish" (darkest) stained cabinets
repainted a light whitish color. The painter didn't sand them or
degrease them, which was in his contract. But I spent the day before
he came scrubbing them and the woodwork with Brillo.
I was stunned, while I was rehanging the doors, to see how easily they
scratched right down to the original "Mediterranean" color. I need to
know fast what I can apply to them to protect them, if anything.
Are you looking for a topcoat material to apply over the "white
whitish color"? Shellac wouldn't be the finish of choice in a
kitchen. Waterbased polyurethane doesn't have the ambering or smell
that oil based has and it can be wiped on or brushed. Flecto
Varathane makes a good one but read the label as they also make oil
based. Subject and message seemed unrelated to me.
On 30 Apr 2004 06:23:03 -0700, email@example.com (Pennsylvania
If you mean his painted finish is pealing off then either there is
still grease on them " which is always the case unless they are stripped
or realy cleaned " or the paint didnt cure or he used the wrong paint.
Grease imbeds into old finishes making them soft and sometimes
impossible to clean.
When were they repainted. I hope he didnt use latex.
Why did you pay him if he didnt clean and sand.
Why did you allow him to paint without cleaning and sanding.
How much did you pay, what prep and paint did he use.
Your cabinets may need to be stripped now, if he didnt follow proper
procedures and use the right products. Oil and Latex can take weeks to
cure semi hard. And dark colors with latex in a humid room can take 6
months to a year , or never getting truely hard, always they can feel
tacky in humid weather.
So you want to coat the painters work so they dont scratch? What does
the painter say.
What do you mean " dewaxed ,waxed, shellac top coat" ?
Were they previously waxed ? If so I hope you used wax remover and
thinner, and degreaser.
Shellacing now is wrong , because of so many reasons, chemical
interaction- incompatibility, curing time . Your paint is your finish.
Sounds like you didnt hire a pro.
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