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Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:25:47 am »
Hi guys. Hopefully this is a straight forward question. 

Is it's at to paint and/or prime birch plywood before applying vinyl graphics?

 Can you apply graphics direct to plywood? Or better to paint or laminate?
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Re: Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 10:52:04 am »
If the vinyl graphics are full size, I'd prime. If they're just a small portion of the side of the cabinet, prime and paint first. Priming and/or painting will make sure that the vinyl has a very smooth and even surface with a consistent pattern that won't show through.
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Re: Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 11:26:41 am »
So, would it be easier(?) to laminate it and apply artwork to the laminate? Or is primed better?

I ask because I plan to laminate all "non arted" panels....


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Re: Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 01:10:33 pm »
So like.. black laminated like a countertop (or similar)? Vinyl would stick just fine to the laminate I would think. As long as it's dust free and dry.
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Re: Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 02:31:00 pm »
Right. Or would I just be better off priming where I plan to apply vinyl?


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Re: Paint cabinet before applying vinyl?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 04:00:27 pm »
Either seems like it should be fine. I'd just apply the laminate all over and put the vinyl over the top.
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