Fixing oil based poly over paint on kitchen cabinets


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Old 02-15-18, 08:07 AM
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Fixing oil based poly over paint on kitchen cabinets

We hired someone to repaint our kitchen cabinets white. All was going fine until they decided to apply oil based polyurethane over the paint at the end. Of course it started turning yellow within hours. We need to fix this somehow but Iím unsure exactly what we should do. Should I try to just sand that outer surface of poly off and do another coat of paint? Or will I need to fully strip it off along with the paint with a chemical stripper and just completely start over? I was hoping to just sand off the poly and repaint a coat or 2, but Iím not sure if that will get enough of it off to make the new paint stick. Any advice would be much appreciated
 
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Old 02-15-18, 10:16 AM
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You hired this done, I would withhold payment and insist they correct their mistake.
 
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Old 02-15-18, 10:18 AM
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Yes definitely. I just want to make sure they fix it the correct way. Or move on to someone that can do a better job
 
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Old 02-15-18, 03:37 PM
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The fix would be to sand the poly well and apply a coat of waterborne enamel, it should adhere to the sanded poly. The only way to guarantee latex to adhere well would be to sand, apply an oil base primer and then the latex.
 
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Old 02-15-18, 04:49 PM
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Who's idea was it to apply a sealer over the paint?
Any real painter would have refused to do it.
Done right with the right paint there was no need for a "sealer".
 
 

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