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  1. #1
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    Default Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

    I stripped my kitchen cabinets then began to apply new paint(with spayer). As soon as paint is applied there are small round black spots appearing through the paint. I tried sanding lightly but small round black marks are still coming through. Does anyone know what is happening or why?

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    Default Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

    Could try a stain killer.

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    Default Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

    Sundar,

    Do these dark spots look like little dimples? It could be "fisheye". This happens when a speck of material such as wax or greases remains on the surface. Certain paints and undercoaters will allow fisheyeing to occur. I always used BIN pigmented shellac as my undercoater.It will not fisheye. When sprayed in a full, flowing coat, it does not require sanding before finish coating. It also dries very fast. By the time I had sprayed a couple dozen cabinet doors, I could flip them and start primeing the other side. I then sprayed oil enamel on them.

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    Default Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

    Could also be specks of steel wool rusting through the paint.
    Shellac will fix almost anything.
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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    Default Re: Problem with applying paint to stripped cabinets

    If you spray shellac or bin primer, (almost the same thing), put out all pilot lights as they are very fammable. I like kilz or coverstain. Not as sandable but less likely to explode.

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