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elbeau54

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Wall and cabinet painting
« on: January 29, 2018, 11:10:15 PM »
I m going to get to paint the inside cabs and walls soon.Looking for those that have done this and their choice of paint to make it stick to surface. Thanks
Elwood Anderson  Timmonsville S C

kdbgoat

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 05:49:40 AM »
Miss Mermaid painted the doors on her cabinets. I'll see if I can find the topic to link to. I don't remember a whole lot of the particulars, but I remember she put a lot of effort into getting them clean, and used a rattle can to do the finish. There have been a few here that have done their walls also. Hopefully they will see this topic and respond.
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Ernie Ekberg

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 05:49:55 AM »
I would think any quality paint would work. Last month I had a 5th wheel here for floors and the client had done just that. Made a huge difference
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kdbgoat

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 05:55:24 AM »
Found it. I had in my mind it was more detailed though.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,103404.msg932674.html#msg932674

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Old_Crow

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 06:09:51 AM »
I remember reading a thread where someone painted his walls and the paint made the vinyl "wallpaper" shrink and pull away from the wall.  Don't remember if he said what kind of paint he used, but if it was me, I'd stick to a water based interior type paint on the walls.
My bro-in-laws's ex-wife painted the walls in their Winnebago.  She used regular flat latex wall paint.  Would have looked great if she hadn't used colors that belong in a Mexican restaurant.   :o
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kdbgoat

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 06:17:28 AM »
I think Supermanotorious did his also. But I could be wrong. It's getting harder to remember a lot of stuff anymore.
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spencerpj

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 06:50:00 AM »
The walls and cabinets are two very different surfaces, and should not be viewed the same.  Walls, I agree, any water based, or anything agressive will eat at the wall paper and make a mess you want no part of, I would use water based primer first.  Cabinets, depends on the surface.  Proper prep work is key.  I have found the the answer is in the prep and (sanding) and a good oil based primer.  Oil based soaks in, and dries hard as a rock.

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 10:14:42 AM »
But nothing "soaks in" if the surface is a vinyl "paper" or synthetic veneer, or mica.  However, a good quality primer, whether oil or latex, should work well enough if the surface is clean and any "shine" removed (sanded lightly).

The wallboard used in many Rvs is also "paper" veneer, so similar considerations may apply. In general, though, a good wash to remove grease and wax, a light sanding to degloss, use of a good primer (e.g. Zinsser 123 Plus) followed by a quality brand of paint. The expensive paint from Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore really is better. That's what the pros use.
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Raidmagic

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 08:49:42 PM »
I'm in the process of painting mine right now. I'm using Behr paint and primer from Home Depot. It's going on well and sticking nicely.

elbeau54

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Re: Wall and cabinet painting
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 09:37:21 PM »
Got it all painted,post some pics soon as i rest for a week
Elwood Anderson  Timmonsville S C