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havasu 10-10-2013 10:14 AM

Updating home with paint
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I am updating a vacation home currently. This manufactured home was clad with faux oak veneer cabinets, faux crown molding, faux baseboards, and faux trim pieces. With some light washing with TSP, light sanding, and light priming, the paint stuck very well. Here are some pictures showing the before and after of some of the cabinets.

Austin 10-10-2013 02:10 PM

Nice project Mark. This is your mountain, lake or river house?

havasu 10-10-2013 04:58 PM

Lake home, you turkey!

imported_Rusty 10-10-2013 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by havasu (Post 3139)
Lake home, you turkey!

You mean that trailer is floating on the lake? :D

havasu 10-10-2013 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 3140)
You mean that trailer is floating on the lake? :D

I wish, since I am over-insured.

Jmayspaint 10-13-2013 09:51 AM

That's a big improvement.

I have painted some of that type cabinet before. Instead on veneer, they are wrapped in some kind of paper looking stuff.

What did you prime with? I usually use Bin.

havasu 10-13-2013 04:38 PM

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I've been scrubbing the cabinets with a strong solution of TSP on a scrub brush. Is does a great job of roughing up the finish. Once dried, I've been using a custom Big Box color, with a built in primer. I also bought a gallon of Kilz, but haven't needed it yet. Tomorrow, we start on the kitchen cabinets. I'll give you an update and a few after pics, but here is the before pics.

chrisn 10-14-2013 04:30 AM

Be SURE to rinse, rinse, rinse and then rinse again with clean water or that fancy paint will NOT stick:eek:

havasu 10-20-2013 10:04 PM

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Well, 5 more days of work, 6 gallons of paint, and the walls are finally done. Now we move onto flooring and installing the new doors on my next trip.

Chris 10-21-2013 10:28 AM

Looks good!

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