(Topic ID: 215914)

Off white cabinet paint, what do you use?


By mrbanjo

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Playdium
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    #1 1 year ago

    The base paint I find that is good shade to use is Krylon Heirloom White in a rattle can. I hate using rattle cans on large areas.
    I don't understand why paint manufacturers don't use a fan spray nozzle on the cans.
    I prefer to use a spray gun, question is:
    What do others use to paint the base white on the cabinets, do not want latex as ALL stores want to sell you.

    #2 1 year ago

    I get a colour match from an auto paint supply store & use acrylic lacquer. It often comes out as a very very light cream. I also use auto lacquer for cab touchups.

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    #3 1 year ago

    I use nitro-cellulose, applied with a gravity - fed spray gun, [no idea what its called in the US] and I've found that 'Old English White', as used on 1960/70's Triumph sports cars [which were exported to the US] is a great match. I also apply a coat of cellulose lacquer on top which tends to yellow over time and makes the cabinet really look the part.

    #4 1 year ago

    If using rattle-cans, use Krylon heirloom white.

    For your stencils, go to the Montana Paints website and order the right colors matching what you want from their "White" line of paints (they're called "White" but that's the color series name -- fantastic colors).

    See my Atlantis and Quick Draw threads for pics of repaints.

    Mark

    #5 1 year ago

    Krylon Ivory - I am painting a Top Score (Gottlieb 1975) with it and it is turning out great.

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    #6 1 year ago

    Ivory or antique white are just the right amount of yellow. + 1 on the Montana white line, just the right amount of gloss. I did my last 2with rattle cans, I like the spray gun ones I did before them much better.

    #7 1 year ago

    I find that they change these colors often enough that I just buy a couple sample cans and test them out to see which one I like best. To make it the same as what I'm going to eventually spray on the actual cab I'm doing, I first primer a blank piece of wood, and spray test strips on that test piece. Might be overkill, but it makes me feel better...

    Sean

    #8 1 year ago

    don't like using latex enamel but only thing the stores able to mix.
    Klondike base color is turquoise, they can only match a latex enamel they said (menards)
    I thinned it, sprayed it through touch up gun, just seems wrong but...went really well
    side of head had been broken into, they used something to reach in and turn the credit wheel
    (and scratched the crap out of the credit wheel too)
    someone stuck as ugly patch over part of it, mismatched paint too
    steps shown below........did not want to paint anything that didn't need it..... pine tree and up left original color etc.
    silver spatter next
    made stencil from other side for the boulders
    Need to age the red a little (rattle can)
    Turquoise matched excellent! Temped to have a quart of Heirloom white mixed for next white based cabinet and spray it

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    #9 1 year ago

    Nice bit of timber splicing & repair. A good example of what can be achieved from a seemingly hopeless situation. You have sent a clear message to those vandals who broke in -'you break it: I fix it'.

    #10 1 year ago

    What was that, 1/4" birch that you used?

    #11 1 year ago

    Yep 1/4 birch......had some laying around

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    #12 1 year ago

    Real nice work there! I have a small area of laminate on the face of the head I need to piece in. I'm thinking of just cutting a piece to fit then glueing and filling it. It's just one thin piece that is missing. Of course matching the paint color won't be easy. Off white nicotine yellow with black splatter.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Real nice work there! I have a small area of laminate on the face of the head I need to piece in. I'm thinking of just cutting a piece to fit then glueing and filling it. It's just one thin piece that is missing. Of course matching the paint color won't be easy. Off white nicotine yellow with black splatter.

    I've also used Bondo to do these small repairs. Not perfect but here's a before and after on a King Pin (zoom in on the bottom one):

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    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Real nice work there! I have a small area of laminate on the face of the head I need to piece in. I'm thinking of just cutting a piece to fit then glueing and filling it. It's just one thin piece that is missing. Of course matching the paint color won't be easy. Off white nicotine yellow with black splatter.

    I had a pop a card with a chipped corner , the face wood missing area about 2” square . Bondo, sand, feathered in antique white paint and stained it with dilute tea water on a towel until it matched. Then I took a magnifying visor and used a pencil to replicate webbing . The nice thing about the pencil is you can erase it and do over if it doesn’t look right. When it comes too webbing , less is better IMHFO.

    #15 1 year ago

    Yes infills & bondo can hide some awful sins.

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    To get the yellowing effect I normally add yes some yellow to the auto acrylic-add small amount at a time to the off white until you get it right.

    #16 1 year ago

    Wayner,
    Wow, she started off as the ugly duckling, but that primed cabinet looks beautiful. Job well done!

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