(Topic ID: 77227)

EM cabinet restoration

By wayner

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by pinhead52
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#1 5 years ago

I am in the process of restoring my High Hand cabinet & back box because a previous owner made a real mess of a repaint. I have completed cabinet repairs and am about to apply the primer and then the base coat, webbing and finally stencils. Although I have access to spray equipment I am inclined to use a roller to apply the various finishes because I believe I can get a more durable, hassle free finish. Does anyone have a view please on the merits of spray Vs roller. If so I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

#2 5 years ago

I would spray it. I don't think you'll be happy with the stencils rolling them. And of course, there's really no way to roll the webbing.

#3 5 years ago

If you've spent that much time restoring the cabinet, please spray it to keep the factory look.

#4 5 years ago

I tried rolling the stencils with my Cyclone and it was a nightmare. I reordered more stencils and sprayed it the second go around. Looks great now.

#5 5 years ago

I would spray. I sprayed my CC Hollywood and it came out very close to the original finish. I have rolled once before (arcade cabinet) and would never do that again as it is hard to get the same quality finish as you get by spraying.

#6 5 years ago

spray it! no question
AND i never use primer gottlieb did not either
what i do is use sanding sealer to stop the wood from sucking up the paint.

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

I have access to spray equipment

Thats what i would use for refinishing the cabinet.

#8 5 years ago

Spray .
I used Clay's wire brush technique for the webbing, worked great even on my first try. The webbing really does what it was designed to do - hide imperfections. Be sure to remove the siderails when you paint, a lot more work but it really makes the finished results look that much better.

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#9 5 years ago

I have never used one but I have access to a Wagner airless sprayer -- would it be suitable for a cabinet repaint? Would practice prior to use.

#10 5 years ago
Quoted from zaphod:

I have never used one but I have access to a Wagner airless sprayer -- would it be suitable for a cabinet repaint? Would practice prior to use.

I wouldn't...........

#11 5 years ago

Rattle cans are a good way to start out. Montana makes spray paints in 200+ colors

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