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Old 04-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #15
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Opps, sorry Donna, I was busy ripping out pipes that shouldn't be (ripped out!)

That sounds promising-----says it's for indoors, etc. Do you think "low-luster" means it's NOT shiny?

I'll call a Benjamin Moore dealer tomorrow.

Thanks! (Sure wish my cabinets didn't need to be painted!) Hey--anybody out there know how to fill holes (screws, nails, etc.) and touch up--so it looks nice without having to paint everything?????
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I've never used Melamine paint Vickie. I was just trying to help you find a dealer of the paint in the USA. It's possible your local Benjamin Moore dealer can either order the kind/gloss out of Canada or tell you precisely the USA-based name for the paint at their stores.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #17
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I was just at Lowes - where they've started asking for your phone number with every transaction - and saw this Rustoleum cabinet - countertop refinish system.
Not sure about it's viability on fiberglass but the countertop samples looked pretty good for a paint on system
Rust-Oleum's Cabinet and Countertop Transformations™ - A Revolutionary Kitchen Transformation System
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:06 PM   #18
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Donna, I was just being silly about my embarrassing pipe fiasco! I appreciate your finding that lead for me!

Peter, they tried to show me that, too! Maybe I should go back and look at it!
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It looked good - but then the displays always look good. When I try to do Faux Finishes or things like that I usually end up looking like a deranged 4 year old covered in paint.
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Francesca,

Thanks for all the info. So if I use that primer, what kind of paint would you suggest over it. I want something shiny like the fiberglass.

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Vickie,

The beauty of these primers is that you can topcoat them with almost ANY paint except those with solvents that may lift the primer. When properly applied, they strongly adhere to the project surface, and provide a base coat that will hold your paint like glue. My paint preference is acrylic latex (easy to work with), and any paint store can mix you the color you want in your choice of gloss.
I actually found out about this one by asking at True Value if there was any paint that could be used on laminated cupboards in one of our rentals. They introduced me to this primer, and the repainted cupboards have stood up through several sets of tenants.
As I recall, I spent more on the primer than the paint, but since the success of a paint project is critically dependent on surface preparation, it was money well spent. Do also keep in mind that most paints need at least a week of cure time before they achieve maximum strength, and your repainted surfaces will wear very well. Unless you're painting tire treads...see below. Friction will overcome!
I only wish somebody had clued me in to the whole primer-for-plastic thing before I spent big bucks on "special plastic paint" for this locally famous "Turn The Pink Barbie Jeep Into A Green Ranger Jeep" project.

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Thanks Francesca! You are a wealth of info!!!!!

Being a lover and collector of Barbies, it's almost "unthinkable" painting a pink jeep---EXCEPT--that turned out great and how cute are those little travelers?!?!?!? Love it!!!
Talk about repurposing!
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Melamine paint that I am used to is a urathane reinforced enamel oil paint that has a low sheen finish - less than semigloss maybe even a little less than eggshell
Ben Moore makes it as well as Glidden etc
It does lay down smooth with an even finish and resists scuffs - smells strong too. For an oil based paint it is pretty flexable.
There are some acrylic versions out now but I've not used them and most likely the products that people are commenting on are the oil based ones
By the way suppliers are in the process of phasing out most residential oil based paint so that may be a reason why it may be he harder to find.
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Yikes! Lots to think about!
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Thanks Francesca! You are a wealth of info!!!!!

Being a lover and collector of Barbies, it's almost "unthinkable" painting a pink jeep---EXCEPT--that turned out great and how cute are those little travelers?!?!?!? Love it!!!
Talk about repurposing!
The decision to repaint was not made lightly, and was undertaken with the full approval of the original owner, pictured above in her fashionable Jammies-With-Fur-And-Too-Much-Hat-For-The-Picture ensemble.
We made sure to keep a reminder of the Jeep's provenance. If you look closely you'll see that the shifter (the source of all power) is preserved in the original purple. Also, the steering wheel center sports a fine picture of Barbie Herself in Full Ranger Gear.
Wouldn't do to let the boy forget where the Jeep came from!

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Truth be known, Barbie secretly confided in me that she is sick to death of everything PINK---pink cars, bar-b-qs, campers, swimming pools, furniture!

I've tried to give her a break!
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Truth be known, Barbie secretly confided in me that she is sick to death of everything PINK---pink cars, bar-b-qs, campers, swimming pools, furniture!

I've tried to give her a break!
Ah, but the pink will out...
The boy swears that the mysterious pink smear on the Jeep's hood is the result of his unfortunate encounter with the swingset.
I'm not so sure...

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Vickie,
My recommendation would be to find the paint you want to use and use the primer that the manufacturer recommends. Alot of paints work as a system and you can have compatibility problems by not using primers and paints made to work together. A place like Benj. Moore will be able to advise you on a system that will do what you want it to do with the skill set and tools you have available to you.
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Good point, Reid. Especially going to a real paint store where they know their stuff instead of Walmart or Lowes!
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