This waxed pine kitchen was a small project, however, had to have the right prep initially to really transform and create a piece of furniture which will be robust, durable and has longevity.
First, the wax has to be thoroughly cleaned off. In this particular case I used Tikkurila Maalipesu which is the best de- greaser I have used to date and I now use it on all my hand painted kitchen projects.
Next was sealing the pine. With wax, one cannot remove 100% of the wax as it is pushed into the grain albeit a small trace left over it can create issues in the future, so if you want a great result, follow this procedure. So, seal the pine with Zinsser BIN. If you are dubious about wax still remaining, give it a second coat. Then apply the primer. In this case I used Tikkurila Otex high adhesion primer (oil based) mixed to the colour of the top coat- lamp room grey.
De bib in between all coats, so use a fine grade wet and dry paper such as p260. This will really make for real professional results. Vacuum away the dust and use a damp microfibre cloth to remove any residue so you have a super clean surface to paint on every time.
Finally I applied two coats of Caparol PU Satin mixed to the final colour. This required two coats. The results speak for themselves. Also I know no tesidue or tannins are going to come through in the future by following my system as described above.
If you have a kitchen or some furniture painted professionally, why not give me a call to discuss your requirements.