Cabinet Painting

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I want to paint and glaze my dirty white wood cabinets. I love the cream colored look with the glaze in the corners and as a darkening top coat. I have a hplv sprayer that I can use. What type of paint should I use, oil or water based for best adhesion and finish?

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  1. For painting and glazing wood cabinets, it is recommended to use a water-based paint for several reasons. Water-based paints are known for their fast drying time, low odor, and easy clean-up with soap and water. They also offer excellent adhesion to wood surfaces, providing a durable and long-lasting finish. Modern water-based cabinet paints are very tough. Good examples are Benjamin Moore Advance and Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane.

    When it comes to applying the glaze, water-based glazes are a suitable choice as they are compatible with water-based paints and provide a smooth finish. It is important to ensure that the paint and glaze are compatible to avoid any issues with adhesion or finish quality.

    Using an HVLP sprayer for application is a great choice as it allows for a professional finish with minimal overspray. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for thinning the paint for optimal results with the sprayer.

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