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Painting ikea oak kitchen

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by creative101, 13 Jul 2020.

  1. creative101

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    Looking to paint old IKEA cabinets which appear to be a oak coloured veneer rather than pure oak. Which primer would be best?
    zinsser 123
    Zinsser 123 plus
    Zinsser bin
    Tikkurala Otex

    The top coat will be a dark shade and will be hand applied rather than sprayed.
    Thanks.
     
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    Don't know if it's any help, but neighbour has painted his upvc windows... he showed me a leaflet showing uses for their paint... kitchen doors are on the list.

    He painted dark rosewood to white, with an aerosol, the finish looks very flat and with good coverage.
    He just scotch pad roughed up the windows.
    No primer, just straight on with the paint.

    Might be worth a read.

    https://spraygroup.co.uk/
     
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    thanks but spraying wouldn’t be an option. Need to roller / paint it.
     
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    You can buy similar to brush on.
     
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    BIN is shellac which I think is better than 123 and more suitable for very glossy finish. I used 123 on mine and its stuck like glue great stuff. But make sure you use roller and get it covered in plastic. Tikkurelia should be very good too.
    I used Tikkurelia Helmi 30 on mine in F&B colour = excellent.
     
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    what colour were your cabinets prior to painting? I keep hearing that I should use a shellac based primer as I have oak / veneer oak cabinets. Otherwise was also going to use zinsser 123.
     
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    Its not about the colour of the units its the gloss level. Mine was cream shaker in a dull melamine (magnet kitchen 15 yrs old) Im happy with the 123 I scratched it and nothing came off. Plus I dinked it and only the paint marked the primer was unaffected. My understanding is if you have a gloss kitchen then a BIN is better. If your unsure use the BIN. I only came across this as I was reading all the kitchen stuff on the Pitshop forum. 123 is used a lot as it dries quicker and no smell.
     
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