Asked on Sep 15, 2015

Can I use sand/de glosser on cabinets to remove streaks of paint?

Sue Davis-Moran
by Sue Davis-Moran
I used sander/de glosser on seventies cabinets and then followed with oil base primer. After applying first coat of paint (semi-paint) with a roller I have streaks up and down cabinets. I was told to hand sand then repaint. Does anyone know if I can use the sander/de glosser instead of hand sanding. I painted these under a open carport in hot weather. Not sure if this caused the streaks. I bought everything from Sherwin Williams.
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  • Z Z on Sep 15, 2015
    The weather certainly could have had something to do with it. Do you have anywhere else you can work on these? I doubt you want to wait for better weather, but I see no sense in redoing them if you'll just have the same problem over again. I know that's not the answer you were hoping for, but it's an honest one.

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    • Z Z on Sep 15, 2015
      @That's a good idea Sue. Good luck!

  • Z Z on Sep 15, 2015
    Another thought. Did you degrease the cabinets before using the liquid sander? If you didn't than that could be part of the problem too.

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    • Z Z on Sep 15, 2015
      @Sue, it's probably the weather then. It can be such a pain when painting or refinished something. I'm so sorry, but you may have to sand and start over in a more climate controlled area.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 15, 2015
    The weather definitely was the problem. To much humidity will cause streaking.

  • Shari Shari on Sep 15, 2015
    No, no, no, "liquid sandpaper" or "deglosser" product cannot be used in place of sanding, in your current situation. In fact, it does not react well with paint at all so if you try to use it now instead of hand sanding with a sanding block or traditional sandpaper, you will REALLY have a mess on your hands. Please don't do it! I use deglosser all the time on my furniture projects but you can only use it BEFORE you start painting. Any sanding that needs to be done after your first coat of primer or paint has to be done the "old fashioned" way. If you started to paint before the deglosser product had a chance to dry, that could also be a reason why your finish is streaky. (Been there/done that!)

    • Sue Davis-Moran Sue Davis-Moran on Sep 15, 2015
      Thanks Shari for your comment. I did hand sand everything today and I shall see tomorrow when I paint. I also moved everything inside.