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How To Paint Cabinets With ADVANCE


Preparation is Key 

Sanding, cleaning, priming, and application at the right ambient temperature and humidity level are steps that must be strictly followed to achieve optimal results.

  • Surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, soap, wax, scaling paint, water soluble materials, and mildew.
  • Remove any peeling or scaling paint and sand these areas to feather edges smooth with adjacent surfaces.
  • Glossy areas should be dulled by sanding.
  • Drywall surfaces must be free of sanding dust.

Priming with ADVANCE 

New surfaces should be fully primed, and previously painted surfaces may be primed or spot primed as necessary. For best hiding results when priming wood cabinetry, use ADVANCE® Waterborne Interior Alkyd Primer tinted to the approximate finish coat colour.

Certain custom colours require a deep colour base primer tinted with a special prescription formula. Your Benjamin Moore retailer will help you determine whether you will need a special prescription.

Painting with ADVANCE 

ADVANCE can be applied with a custom-blended nylon/polyester brush, roller, or spray gun. Extra ventilation in the work area is necessary under humid conditions to facilitate faster drying time, especially when paint is applied over sealed, hard, non-porous surfaces.

At 77°F (25°C) @ 50% RH, ADVANCE dries to the touch in 4-6 hours, and the surface can be recoated after 16 hours.

Easy Soap-and-Water Cleanup 

Unlike with traditional alkyds, cleanups with ADVANCE are fast, easy and solvent-free.

Through our breakthrough waterborne technology, we offer alkyd finishes without the odor and high-VOC content of conventional oil paints. With proper surface preparation, priming, and the right application conditions, you will get a durable, remarkable high-end finish every time with ADVANCE.