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    Default Painting pre-finished IKEA kitchen doors

    Hi folks,

    Purchased an IKEA Ekestad kitchen a while ago with the intention of painting the doors. Unfortunately the Ekestad style is no longer made, but you can view it here: https://www.ikea.com/nl/en/p/ekestad-door-oak-00288214/

    As far as I know, the doors have an acrylic lacquer over the top. I figured that standing with ~240 grit, followed by 2-3 coats of primer would make sure there's a solid base to paint the new (water-based) colour, but I wanted to see if there's anything else I might be missing? The plan was to use a regular water based wall primer from Bunnings, as well as some Floetrol in each coat to keep the surface smooth.

    Does anyone anticipate any problems, or have any tips/tricks to get a better result?

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    You might also be able to use Flood Penetrol. This ls a product that is brushed on first and makes paint stick to shiny surfaces. Not sure how it compares to sanding though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimitrifdo View Post
    Hi folks,

    Purchased an IKEA Ekestad kitchen a while ago with the intention of painting the doors. Unfortunately the Ekestad style is no longer made, but you can view it here: https://www.ikea.com/nl/en/p/ekestad-door-oak-00288214/

    As far as I know, the doors have an acrylic lacquer over the top. I figured that standing with ~240 grit, followed by 2-3 coats of primer would make sure there's a solid base to paint the new (water-based) colour, but I wanted to see if there's anything else I might be missing? The plan was to use a regular water based wall primer from Bunnings, as well as some Floetrol in each coat to keep the surface smooth.

    Does anyone anticipate any problems, or have any tips/tricks to get a better result?
    I would be reluctant to sand ,I would suggest Flood ESP which is a reliable wipe on clear primer,before painting.
    If you are using white or similar colour,water based would be ok,but if you are using a dark colour,turps based enamel will give a far better finish.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.

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