Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

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Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Bristol Decorator » Thu May 03, 2012 6:31 pm

I have a large kitchen to paint shortly its a mixture of melamine/laminate with foil on mdf doors. Finishes will be s/b eggshell I have used supergrip or BIN in the past without any problems that I'm aware of and have specified supergrip primer again however after reading Steves primer test and doing some research I am wondering if it'll be the best all round performer.

What do you guys normally use?

Colin has suggested dulux ultra but I normally steer clear of 2 pack. Was wondering about Mythic or Jonos Ultra primer and if anyone has any experience on foil/melamine Cheers :thumbup1:

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Colin » Thu May 03, 2012 7:25 pm

BIN would be the best, water-base primers would be a bit more hit and miss

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Bristol Decorator » Thu May 03, 2012 8:35 pm

Colin wrote:BIN would be the best, water-base primers would be a bit more hit and miss
Yeah the more I think about it the more I think it'll be the safest bet although super grip would be easier to work with on a load of kitchen components, have you used floetrol with super grip? I wondered if it would effect adhesion

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Dellboy » Thu May 03, 2012 10:42 pm

I would go for either bin or Coverstain, the second one being my go to primer.

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Post by Bristol Decorator » Fri May 04, 2012 5:59 pm

Dellboy wrote:I would go for either bin or Coverstain, the second one being my go to primer.
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I like BIN cures most problems, but can be a bit thin on non absorbent surface I wouldnt mind something with more body like supergrip..I havent used coverstain, how does opacity/body compare to BIN?

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Ngeraghty » Sun May 06, 2012 10:00 am

Ultra grip no contest!

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Bristol Decorator » Mon May 07, 2012 10:45 pm

Ngeraghty wrote:Ultra grip no contest!


fair enough, is it easy to use?

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Colin » Tue May 08, 2012 7:08 am

It's expensive and a limited pot-life, so expect some wastage. But otherwise it paints normally

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Bristol Decorator » Tue May 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Colin wrote:It's expensive and a limited pot-life, so expect some wastage. But otherwise it paints normally
that was what I was worried about Colin. Best price Ive found so far is £34 inc vat and reading the data sheet you have to knock it up in one go..that could be a pain even if I get it all prepared first there are 30 doors plus all the other bits.

Whats the working time m8?

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Re: Best primer for foil/laminate doors?

Post by Owatrol UK » Tue May 08, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi there

The best, most economical solution is our ESP (Easy Surface Prep)! You just need to apply, wipe off excess and leave it to dry for two hours. You then have up to 7 days to paint over it with whichever paint you wish to use.

Simple and very effective!!

Here is the link for more info: http://www.owatrol.com/index.php?langue ... oduits-esp

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