They add so much to the chest. This works nicely because it slightly tints the transfer to blend in with the rest of the piece. Hi Denise. The color blending is so pretty, this is advanced stuff though, unsure if I could replicate it. I like the 32oz because its the best bang for your buck and its good to have on hand for those hard to paint projects. I never use Slick Stick if I have sanded a piece of furniture. While technically you can probably get by without sanding when you use Stix, we don’t recommend it. The most popular way to use an Eyeshadow Base Primer is underneath eyeshadow pigments. How Do I know WHEN to use Slick Stick? Slick Stick does NOT cover stains or bleed through which can occur after sanding. There are tannins in wood that can react when a water based coating is applied over them. So significant, in fact, that it means I won’t be doing any kitchen remodeling anytime soon. Ventilate well with either of them, but be extra careful with Xylol. What do I clean them with and what do I use? It’s an incredible bonding primer and will give you a great foundation for your finish paint. Very informative and such a beautiful makeover. It goes on white and remains white once dry. Dan Hansen Betsy Thompson Rinse clean and allow to dry. If you missed my blending tutorial, you can check it out here. STEP FOUR:  Scuff-sand the surfaces you’re going to paint. Wow, so different from the original. Conversely, just because a bonding primer is highly engineered, it doesn’t mean it’s the right coating for every job. Using it over drywall, as an extreme example, would just be a waste of money. You apply a coat of Dixie Belle Slick Stick. Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. After taking care of loose, flaking, or peeling paint, you need to clean the surfaces with a mixture of 1 part TSP to 4 parts water. You can blow them off with an air compressor, vacuum the dust off, or wipe it off with a solvent like Denatured Alcohol or Xylene. It rolls and brushes well and or can be sprayed. If it does not rub off then it is oil-based paint and you will need an oil-based primer. There’s no need to sand in-between coats of this primer or before painting. Hello Betsy, Oak doors can vary dramatically in regards to the depth of the graining. Is Slick Stick the best choice to prime old wood kitchen cabinets if I do not want to sand them? Yes, a light sanding after the primer is dry is recommended. It’s a simple step, but will help you when it comes time to put things back together! But if you’re doing a larger area or full doors, you’ll need to apply a couple coats of polyurethane over the doors to seal and protect the gel stain. They will bleed through the primer or paint and will look brown. You have such a talent and I love everything you do. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us12.list-manage.com","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2020 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. In your case, the biggest thing to consider is how your doors look now. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. I prefer to lay my primers with a foam roller. However, no matter the depth of the graining, you will usually see “some” texture through your paint. You’re better to apply multiple coats to achieve full hide than you are to try to overload the paint and “make it work with one coat”! Very pretty. More Buying Choices $35.96 (2 new offers) If you’re brushing, we recommend giving Benjamin Moore’s Advance a try. Use as a spot primer only on exterior wood. Once the primer has dried overnight, I like to do a scratch test to make sure it has adhered to the slick surface. Take a look! Now, let’s talk about how to use Eyeshadow Base Primer. Yes. Would you recommend a clear-coat over the top coat of paint? And that brings me to the good news: there are many things you can do that will help you update your kitchen without forcing you to give up those little luxuries we all like to have. Before painting over chipped or peeling paint and stain. Prime tile and allow to dry. This will clean the surface of any contaminants that might be there. Not recommended for use over polyethylene, polypropylene or Kynar. There are also a few other options we may recommend in the store, depending on your situation. Then apply the bonding primer. Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium quality, waterborne, acrylic urethane primer/sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including PVC, Vinyl, Plastic, Glass, Tile, Glazed Block, Glossy Paints, Pre-Coated Siding, Fiberglass, … You definitely want to make sure you do this! High-quality latex paint. After letting the first coat dry for 2 hours, I applied a second coat and let it dry overnight. Just give them a good look and if you see areas of brown that are actually bleeding through the paint, then use a stain-blocker to seal just those spots. A lot of people like groceries and running water. I didn’t know you could tint Slick Stick or use wood filler over it. Make sure the laminate that’s on there is well-adhered and in good condition. However you remove the dust make sure that it’s all removed before moving on to the priming step! Your email address will not be published. Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 23. Stix Waterborne primer is great to spray or you can use another water based primer. This one’s for the hardcore Rust … What a gorgeous makeover. We generally recommend starting with about 5% and going up to no more than 10%. This primer can be applied with a brush or roller and goes on exactly like paint. If you need a specific hide, odor blocking, or stain blocking, choose a primer with those characteristics. Thanks for the tips. Thank you for all the information. And when you’re done, remove all the dust from the cabinets. It does hold well after 20 mins on most pre painted surfaces, 30-40 minutes it was rock hard on all but gloss varnish, but after an hour it stuck firm on the varnish. I love to share the products I use and enjoy! Extremely open grain textures will be more visible (even after multiple coats of primer and paint) than others that are not as deep. I tried cleaning with vinegar and water and that did nothing INSL-X ® Primers. Technological breaks must be planned at the wall corners or other elements. Fill the spray gun partially with the undiluted primer, if the label does not specify a ratio. 🙂 Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! Also wiping off any cleaner residue for good adhesion is a must. Holy Cow! If you’re trying to get them ready to be painted, then it involves washing the cabinets down very well with a degreaser. Gel stain? I’m not sure if it would disrupt the open/closing of a hinge though. The resin type of this primer is an acrylic urethane. But either one will provide excellent durability, etc. Which of those two paints would serve us best? Tinting the primer is a great idea when using dark colors because it will help you use less paint with full coverage. Any good cleaner will work. Depending on the green you pick, you might get good hiding power. Turn an Old Pair of Ice Skates or Boots into Beautiful Christmas Decorations! More Information. Also, this primer is meant for non-porous surfaces. Which is why we try to avoid using it unless necessary. :) Read More…. Your email address will not be published. If you hadn’t put the primer on yet, you could have tinted it to a mid-tone gray to help with coverage, but since it’s on, I’d just go to your finish paint. Stix® must be top coated for exterior use. Any appropriate finish paint on cabinets will be just fine on their own. Can I use Woodfill or Bondo OVER Slick Stick? I’m Denise – lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. Love your work and howto’s, you mentioned two things in your reply’s regarding blending I’d like to ask about. Sanding is a great insurance policy that what you paint with will stick as well as you want it to. I was not aware of this product. Thanks my friend! Yes, there is some work involved. Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals. They’ll also be able to walk you through the project and give you more specifics. Just make 2 tags with a “1” and put one on the back of the door, and the other on the frame of the cabinet where the door goes. We recommend just the one coat of primer. Just make sure to rinse the doors well with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaners. 1. Does It Cover Stains and Bleedthrough? Did you know that the average cost of remodeling your kitchen is right around $20,000? But neither is the stain-blocking primer. Thanks for the question! 1. RepcoLite’s Hallmark or Benjamin Moore’s Advance are great products for cabinets that will not require a clear top coat. And I don’t think we’re alone. Probably just use a good spray on degreaser (Spray 9 works), or even a mild mixture of Dawn dish detergent and water. Yes. I find it a lot faster and it gives a smooth base to work with. And one of those projects is painting your kitchen cupboards. Slick stick is NOT to be used when a piece has been sanded because it won’t cover bleed through or stains. This is a very critical step to achieving the Mirror Chrome results you are looking for. 🙂. Yup, slick stick is my go-to primer for non-porous surfaces, its an amazing product. 3-4 hours. Also using “glaze and dry brush? Thanks for sharing. Once they’re clean and dry, you would then “buff in” a special gel stain. Open windows, shut off pilot lights, etc. Spray the primer onto a test board to evaluate its thickness. I use KILZ Interior Oil Primer and have had great results. If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know. If de-glossing doesn’t suit your fancy the next step up is to use a latex bonding primer such as Stix from Insl-X. Using White Lightening or any good cleaning product is recommended before applying this primer. I love how you make the transfers look blended in. Use your favorite sandable primer/sealer to fill in any small imperfections. 🤗 I hope you enjoy your weekend my friend. Wipe the surfaces down with Xylol or Denatured Alcohol. This primer … Then, rinse the doors very well and do a scuff sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper. So make sure that whatever paint you leave on the doors is adhering well. Usually, it’s so minimized that it’s not an issue. Great tip on blending with the tranfers. We have merillat white bay cabinets that are very dingy but otherwise sound. Then you should prime (STIX primer) and apply two coats of your chosen finish paint. Be aware that painting over a surface that smooth can definitely make it difficult for the paint to adhere. Tape the walls using regular painter’s tape. And then what do I finish it with? Different primers can be used, different finishes, etc. Typically, the results of doing it the way you’re doing it are more than acceptable for most people! This will ensure a faster application but extra ventilation is a must because of the particles. You know how much I love me some red furniture! Latex Primer. XOXO. You can’t rush this. Like food in the refrigerator. If you’re interested in this project, please email us with your questions or type your questions in the comment boxes on this post! This is a really fun way to fancy up a plain piece of furniture. All In One Primer. With a little elbow grease, some time, and the right products (I’m looking at you RepcoLite and Benjamin Moore), you can brighten them up and, in so doing, completely change the look and feel of your kitchen. 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