Hi guys! I primed my kitchen cabinets with this primer almost a year ago…time just got away from me 😫 someone recently told me that if primer has sat for 2 weeks to 6 months you have to reprime (huge range, they were unsure). So question, is there any truth to this?
Best thing to do would be to call the Sherwin Williams store and ask the experts that sell the Primer that you used. They should know for sure.
Husband is a professional painter. You definitely have to clean and sand the cabinets. Even though you may not want to re-prime, he suggest you do so prior to painting.
Yes, that’s true. Primer has a certain “open” time in which is is a bonding agent. It dimishes over time.
That’s not a great primer for cabinets. It has no sealing ability to block silicone or tannins. I’d resand it all down, Prime with BIN shellac based (only shellac) and start over. Join the Kitchen Cabinet Painting Experts group for step by step instructions and videos to get a finish that will be as durable as a factory finish.
I do auto body and all products have a recommended recoat time. Its not that it goes bad its just it loses the chemical adhesion. Give it a little mechanical adhesion and you are fine.
I’ve always heard that if you don’t paint over the primer after 7 days then you have to re prime.
Just give the areas that you primed a light sanding and wipe them down with a damp rag, you will be ready for paint no need to re-prime
Yes. Light sanding. And use good paint. Like. Urethane PRO INDUSTRIAL and. You. Be. Ok.
All you have to do is sand with a high grit like 220. All of these other steps are unnecessary. I would recommend SW Emerald. It lays down very well if its being brushed or rolled. If you’re spraying it, it looks even better.