Thank you so much . This barrier stops anything from bleeding through and also helps the paint go on evenly. Here’s what I started with. You’ll have to do the sanding and the cleaning, the priming and the painting. Latex Primer. Probably just use a good spray on degreaser (Spray 9 works), or even a mild mixture of Dawn dish detergent and water. Tip – you can tint the primer to match the final color. I'm determined to break away from the solvent based products in the coming year, both primer and finish. Not recommended for use over polyethylene, polypropylene or Kynar. So, you’ve got the STIX primer on and 1 coat of Advance. If you give it a go I’d love to hear how it works for you! If you use your fingernail to scratch the surface and it stays put, it’s perfectly fine to start painting. 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. But, by all means, feel free to email us! But again, very little because you don’t want to disrupt the recipe of Slick Stick. There are many ways to achieve a blended look so a red or cranberry with dark wax would look beautiful. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This cedar chest is fantastic! I don’t see that step in any of your reply’s. I will use them! Thanks! I have a tall chest in my basement that was my mother’s which I sanded about 2 years ago and that’s as far as I got. Once they’re clean and dry, you would then “buff in” a special gel stain. 🤗 I hope you enjoy your weekend my friend. This can happen if you’ve cut through the original coating while scuff sanding. Yes, it will take some time. More Buying Choices $35.96 (2 new offers) Your email address will not be published. You can tint Slick Stick with water-based paint. In order to ensure the Shelf Primer is as effective as possible, we recommend following application instructions as closely as possible. XOXO, This is stunning Denise! blending tutorial, you can check it out here. Are you supposed to sand before and after using it? If you have any other questions, just ask! WARNING – it feels like nails on a chalkboard… UGGGHG… but if nothing scratches off, you know you’re good to start painting. You can use oil based, but it’s more difficult to clean out of your sprayer. “I consider it our insurance policy — I go heavy-duty on the primer so I don’t run into something later on that I’m regretting.” NO sanding required and the paint adhered 100% to the slick topcoat – no problem. Advance from Benjamin Moore is going to be shinier than the Hallmark (so bear that in mind). So, with that said, going to STIX is typically fine. Hi Sandra, If it’s super thick and you can’t easily apply it, you can thin it with water. The big thing to remember is that the durability of the finished product will be directly related to the prep work you put in. Just make sure to rinse the doors well with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaners. Great tip on blending with the tranfers. Holy Cow! Hi Denise. OK. Those are the steps. Thanks for sharing. We are painting are kitchen cabinets they are light maple finish, we have lightly sanded then cleaned them and have applied one coat of stix, do you recommend more then one coat of primer? How Much Area Does Slick Stick Cover? 🙂, Oh my goodness!!! Not intended for immersion service or continuous water contact. Another great option is RepcoLite’s own Hallmark Ceramic. In your case, the biggest thing to consider is how your doors look now. Is there any prep before using Slick Stick? Take a look! Then, rinse the doors very well and do a scuff sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper. Before painting over chipped or peeling paint and stain. If anything, they could get a little darker. I’D ALSO LOVE TO HEAR WHAT PRIMER YOU USE TO GRIP PAINT! And even then, there’s no guarantee there won’t be some chipping…. Removing the hardware and taking the doors down requires no explanation. If you’re only dealing with tiny dings and gouges, you may not need a finish coat over the gel stain. While technically you can probably get by without sanding when you use Stix, we don’t recommend it. Applying too much paint will often result in a number of problems including a lot of drips and runs. After it is dried, which usually occurs in 16 hours, it becomes a hardened film that can be top-coated with almost any product. There’s no need to sand in-between coats of this primer or before painting. He really does and I’m lucky in that he always keeps his eyes peeled for me. This is another … ~ Nicki, Thanks Nicki! 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. 3. With Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer from Insl-x®, you can successfully apply paint to almost any interior or exterior surface. If you’re trying to get them ready to be painted, then it involves washing the cabinets down very well with a degreaser. This makes for a much better smelling product (although good ventilation is still suggested) along with much easier cleanup. I love the red and the flowers, it’s just so gorgeous! Use it on interior and exterior surfaces and topcoat with almost any type of coating including alkyd, acrylic latex, urethane, epoxy (also two-components), and lacquer finishes. Thanks, Lizzy! Thanks for sharing. Stix® is a low VOC primer, which levels to a smooth surface and cleans up with soap and water. If the doors and drawers are structurally sound, why rip them out and replace them? Grab a cup of java and stay a while. With the floral transfers in place, I used the red and green to blend in the transfers and create a vintage aged look with color. How to Paint and Distress Crown Royal Bottles. 1. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use; prolonged exposure to air can produce false negative urine ketone test result.s [1] Wal-Mart and Sam's Club sell a ReliOn branded urine ketone test strip made by Bayer, the maker of Ketostix. And, best of all, it cleans up with soap and water and doesn’t have the smell of an oil. There are steps to fill the grain, but those steps are very time consuming and messy. If you missed my blending tutorial, you can check it out here. Product is a low VOC primer, which levels to a smooth surface. But it’s got quite an odor and it’s very runny. Spray the primer onto a test board to evaluate its thickness. Prep includes washing with soap, sanding. Once wood is sanded or scuffed up, a stain-blocking primer is a much better choice. If you’re not sure whether to use Slick Stick or not, I would lean on the side of caution and use it! STEP FOUR:  Scuff-sand the surfaces you’re going to paint. STEP SIX:  Topcoat with a good finish paint in either a satin sheen or a semi-gloss (for washability). The old layer will continue to fail and will take the new one with it. In this video, our very own Troy tests multiple waterborne bonding primers to see which dries the fastest and provides the most durable finish. Yes, $20,000. Just use a medium grit sand paper to “rough up the surface” and remove ALL traces of dust with a tack cloth. The first is the word “smoked”. Absolutely gorgeous work. Download Bullseye Shelf Primer instructions in PDF format. We would not recommend a clear coat on top. I’ll start with the 411 on this cedar chest. 2) Lay down a few coats of black paint as a base layer. XOXO And my sister is the same. Gel stain? Yes, a light sanding after the primer is dry is recommended. Simply stunning Denise- the colors, the blooms and the appliqué! You can use an orbital sander for this, or you can do … when you want your paint to STICK to a SLICK non-porous surface, this primer is great. :) Read More…. XOXO. She says RED scares her.😆, This makeover is bold and beautiful, Denise! You have such a talent and I love everything you do. Once you’ve wiped the doors down, make sure you scuff sand them with 150-grit to 180-grit sandpaper and then wipe them clean with whatever solvent you used earlier (you’ve got to remove the dust you created while sanding and this is the easiest way to do that!). Did you know that the average cost of remodeling your kitchen is right around $20,000? Different primers can be used, different finishes, etc. Technological breaks must be planned at the wall corners or other elements. Thank you for continuing to inspire me. It’s a simple step, but will help you when it comes time to put things back together! Also, if you have to scrape or sand off some of the paint, make sure that you spend some time feathering the bare spots into the spots where the paint remains. 11. RepcoLite’s Hallmark or Benjamin Moore’s Advance are great products for cabinets that will not require a clear top coat. Helpful Resources It’s here. What your Benjamin Moore dealer first recommended (STIX) wasn’t incorrect. The next coat apply after min. Hope this helps. Denise, I audibly gasped when I saw the red. What do you think? Hand sand using medium grit sandpaper with a sanding block or if possible an electric sander to rough up the surface so that primer can adhere. No. Here’s what she looks like now. Once the primer has dried overnight, I like to do a scratch test to make sure it has adhered to the slick surface. If the paint starts to rub off and discolor your cloth or cotton ball then it is latex paint. I started by giving this piece a good cleaning with this White Lightning Cleaner. Is that a process you do? Using it over drywall, as an extreme example, would just be a waste of money. I’m very interested in getting better at blending so want to learn all I can. Let's keep in touch! Also, this primer is meant for non-porous surfaces. At RepcoLite, we’d recommend going with STIX in your situation. After massive research and talking to BM sales people I purchased inslx sticks bonding primer for my 20 year old glossy dark wood cabinets. Wipe the surfaces down with Xylol or Denatured Alcohol. Also wiping off any cleaner residue for good adhesion is a must. If you’ve ever had an issue with paint NOT sticking to glossy furniture OR slick surfaces like glass, mirrors, plastics, tiles, countertops, builders grade cabinets, laminate, melamine, linoleum floors, particle board, metal, ceramics, vinyl, PVC, Formica, varnish, shellac or ANYTHING with a non-porous-slick-surface — this product is the fix! Hi Nancy. Am I supposed to sand Stix before I top coat it? To add some more character to the piece I added a WoodUBend appliqué. Which is why we try to avoid using it unless necessary. I am midway through painting our original oak wood cabinets. This is a really fun way to fancy up a plain piece of furniture. Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. I was told at the store you don’t have to sand your cabinets if you use STIX. Ventilate well with either of them, but be extra careful with Xylol. To keep the slick formula intact, I would start by adding a only few teaspoons or tablespoons depending on the size of your project. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! Understand that gel stain will help hide scratches and worn areas, but it won’t lighten the color of the doors. Cynthia. 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. Thank you Kitchens are sources of many different surface contaminants and you need to make sure that the surface you’re painting is clean and free of grease, dirt, and so on. The piece your working on does need to be free of dirt, dust, and grease. No. Extremely open grain textures will be more visible (even after multiple coats of primer and paint) than others that are not as deep. It is easy for paint to chip from heavy usage areas and I am trying to avoid touch-ups. 10. So make sure that whatever paint you leave on the doors is adhering well. Also using “glaze and dry brush? Whatever paint remains on the surface of your cabinets must be sound! I use the Stix primer a lot, have tested it on different materials and done a good scratch test at all kinds of different times. Interior and exterior primers to meet a variety of needs. 🙂 Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! Slick Stick comes in jars of 8oz, 16oz, and 32 oz. 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. I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Interior and Exterior Primer. Is Slick Stick the best choice to prime old wood kitchen cabinets if I do not want to sand them? They will bleed through the primer or paint and will look brown. Which of those two paints would serve us best? xo. Find a system that will work for you and make sure to mark each door and drawer as well as the place they go in the cabinet. For full disclosures and privacy policy click here. Not for below grade applications. Rinse clean and allow to dry. 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. However, let me stress the importance of labeling the pieces. Sure, I’d like new cabinets or a new backsplash or a new floor, but we’re just too attached to having things like groceries and running water. Glaze and dry brushing work really well too! Slick Stick is a problem-solving primer. But, when you’re done, you’ll be amazed at the difference in your home. If you think this project could be perfect for your kitchen, here’s what you need to do: STEP ONE: Remove the hardware and hinges and label the doors with their location. Tape the walls using regular painter’s tape. This cedar chest will be sprayed with this Satin Clear Coat for a durable finish. Yes. I’ve also included 12 FAQ’s about this primer down below. Hello Betsy, Oak doors can vary dramatically in regards to the depth of the graining. Conversely, just because a bonding primer is highly engineered, it doesn’t mean it’s the right coating for every job. The BEST product to use is a white pigmented shellac. The resin type of this primer is an acrylic urethane. I love the transfers. And one of those projects is painting your kitchen cupboards. It CAN and DOES happen from time to time, but usually it won’t. And then, once the doors are up and installed and you step back and take in the kitchen as a whole, you won’t even notice it at all. STEP FIVE:  Prime the cabinets with a good bonding primer. There are also a few other options we may recommend in the store, depending on your situation. I have followed all steps, but with only one (of several) coats of paint (I’m using BM Advance) I can still see the wood grain. 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. Yes, it can be used on kitchen cabinets without sanding and it does stick to metal so it will stick to hinges. Thoroughly clean the tile with a stripper. 4. What a gorgeous makeover. The color blending is so pretty, this is advanced stuff though, unsure if I could replicate it. There still is a bunch of interior trim to paint left on my house, this is old trim with varnish on top. There are tannins in wood that can react when a water based coating is applied over them. I’ll be sharing links to the before and after makeovers from my talented FFU crew at the bottom of today’s post but first…. This works nicely because it slightly tints the transfer to blend in with the rest of the piece. Can it also be used for the hinges? You definitely want to make sure you do this! Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 23. Insl-X Stix Bonding SXA11099-1 Gallon. Janice. x. Here’s one more look at the before and after! I use KILZ Interior Oil Primer and have had great results. This primer requires an overnight dry time to adhere 100%. High foot traffic areas like a floor, stair treads and risers. This one’s for the hardcore Rust … We can gladly walk you through the project if you want to email us directly at radio@repcolite.com. High-quality latex paint. Arrives before Christmas Only 2 left in stock - order soon. That works every time. If you use a wood filler or Bondo over this primer, make sure to add another coat over the repair so it takes the paint the same. Scuff-sand the surfaces you’re going to paint. Yes, there is some work involved. Be aware that painting over a surface that smooth can definitely make it difficult for the paint to adhere. Which means that there is almost no odor compared to solvent-based primers. Stix was applied using a roller and although it didn't seem very even on the mirror surface, it provided the right amount of primer to take 2 coats of paint to finish the wall very well. Now, let’s talk about how to use Eyeshadow Base Primer. 2. It rolls and brushes well and or can be sprayed. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. Best primer? By simply adding some rubbing alcohol to a cloth or cotton ball and rubbing it on the surface. Wait 2 hours and apply another coat. STEP THREE: Clean the surfaces thoroughly. STEP TWO:  Closely examine the surface of the cabinets and drawers and be sure to remove any peeling paint by sanding and scraping. So significant, in fact, that it means I won’t be doing any kitchen remodeling anytime soon. Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer This latex primer prevents the need to sand and sticks well to glossy surfaces.One DIY’er said that it is her go to primer for cabinets, built ins and furniture. Links on Salvaged Inspirations may be sponsored links and/or affiliate links. That’s a significant amount of money. 32oz jar will cover 200 approximately square feet. I prefer to lay my primers with a foam roller. The primer is very fast drying and does not smell too much. If you’re also painting the walls, then don’t worry about … After painting 2 coats and waiting overnight (the required dry/cure time) I like to do a scratch test with my fingernail before painting. Eyeshadow Base Primers not only enhance the color and hold of eyeshadow shades, they also even out your skin tone, neutralize imperfections, prevent creasing, minimize fallout and much more. Yes. It’s a waterborne alkyd which means you’ll get the performance of an oil-based product without the drawbacks. The most popular way to use an Eyeshadow Base Primer is underneath eyeshadow pigments. I’ve never heard of this so I will have to give it a try! This primer … Like food in the refrigerator. Thanks for the question! I was told not to sand all the way down, but thought the Stix would fill this in more. When it comes to paint, there are usually a variety of different methods to get to a given final result. My question is, is the Stix primer comparable to the UMA and the Zinnser 1-2-3 from the standpoint of bonding to old alkyd or lacquer based finishes? (We like Advance from Benjamin Moore or RepcoLite’s own Hallmark). Thanks for the tips. Also, you can listen to us discuss this project on RepcoLite’s Home Improvement Radio Show. Can I use Woodfill or Bondo OVER Slick Stick? It’s not required for most pieces of furniture. I Did the proper time consuming step by step prep work and painted on the primer. Very informative and such a beautiful makeover. If you’re brushing, we recommend giving Benjamin Moore’s Advance a try. INSL-X SXA11099-0 STIX Bonding Primer – best bonding primer for fiberglass door. Which was the reason I bought it. Why? Wait 24 hours (or overnight) and you’re ready to paint. And then what do I finish it with? And if/when you decide to give your mothers’ tall chest a makeover have fun!😊, This is just gorgeous! 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. 5. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! STIX® WATERBORNE BONDING PRIMER SXA-110 is not intended for immersion service or continuous water contact. Once the primer to match the final color photos – visit the links underneath to see amazing... It takes a little practice, but the process goes relatively simply does I. To apply the Slick Stick is my go-to primer for my 20 year old dark. 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