I was delighted to be contacted recently regarding the refresh of some built-in wardrobes. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the wardrobes themselves, other than the fact that, the room in which they were located was about to be decorated and these 10 year old wardrobes were not going to compliment the rest of the room. After a few e-mail exchanges and phone conversations, the project and scope of work was agreed and the dates were set. The requirements were to transform these foil wrapped wardrobes by spraying them in Worsted, a rich mid grey colour that would really blend in very well with the new decor.
The doors were removed and individually washed and de-greased, followed by a thorough rinse with clean water. Thereafter, each door was very lightly abraded with a 220 grit sanding sponge, as this would provide a key for the subsequent primer coats to adhere to. As this furniture was all 'foil wrapped', it was essential to use a high adhesion primer. Two coats of Otex Akva (from Tikkurila) were applied with my Wagner Project Pro 117 airless sprayer, fitted with Graco Fine Finish Low Pressure (FFLP) spray tips. Once the primer was dry (left overnight), two coats of Helmi 30 tinted to the 'Worsted' colour were sprayed, to provide a near factory finish.