Quoted from oliviarium:
May I ask what brand/style of paints you used when repainting the cabinet, and how you applied (sprayer, something else?) -- as well as how long you waited after applying a stenciled color to remove the stencil?
Here is what I’ve used on this paint job. Make sure to use enamel paint. I prefer rust oleum over krylon, just think it lays/ covers better when doing the whole cabinet, but I wanted this specific blue for the cabinet. I used automotive color matched paint as well put into aerosol cans (one day I will buy a compressor and spray gun but want a shed as I do more and more cabinets) from o’Riley’s with great results as well when I matched the color from a backglass for an a Gottlieb Grandslam pinball.
For best results, be patient. If the paint says recoat after 24 hours of drying or 48 hours like this krylon can says, wait that time. I tried to recoat earlier and the paint crackled.
Once the cabinet is fixed, bondo applied as needed, and primed, paint the cabinet and let dry as needed.
Once the stencil is applied, scuff the entire area to be painted with sand paper. I found using 3000 grit sand paper that is made on a foam pad works best than the standard paper kind. It’s about $7 per pad. I spray one, or maybe two coats going from one side to the other and than peel off the stencil immediately. Let dry the required 24 or 48 hours again and than do the next stencil the same way.