Flood Coating

The act to apply heavy coats of paint, stain solution to ensure the surface is full , corner to corner.

Flood coating the first coat ensures deeper penetration. Often , stain failure occurs from too light of a first coat. Once the first coat is dry, the coats that follow are only an accumulation, which is attached to the first coat. If the first coat was thin, it is my belief, most stains fail because the applicator never flood coated the most important coat of all. The first coat.

This applies to priming walls as well. A typical interior wall has drywall mud and paper. The mud absorbs paint differently that the paper. If you poorly apply primer, or the "first coat:, you are left with a wall that has uneven product which results in uneven finish coats. Flashing, patchy looking walls are a result of too thin first coats including watery paint that dries leaving little more than chalk.

This is why we choose one the best painting products available.

This topic is being updated.

 

Does Cabinet Paint Chip?

Kitchen cabinet paint is no different to auto body work. It will chip if you hit it.

However, in order for paint to stick and feel smooth, surfaces should always be prepared properly. After 40 years in the painting business we have learned one thing that sets our work apart from others, paint chips far less, adheres to a surface much better when old finishes are clean and sanded back down to the wood again.

Sanding greatly improves paint adhesion, durability and overall look.

Kitchen cabinet painting

Before Painting, Priming or Undercoating

⚠️ When is comes to kitchen cabinet painting, it is very important wood surfaces are extremely clean and porous (never shinny). The deeper paint gets absorbed into wood, the less chance paint will chip or be as noticeable. See flood coating

(sanding is particularly important when painting darker wood cabinets light colours or shades of white)

Note: We never use lacquer because it yellows, cracks and chips at corner joints with expansion. Benjamin Moore Acrylic paints however are the best choice when it comes to kitchen cabinet paint because it never yellows, it is more durable and flexible and comes in any colour you desire!