Question About Repainting A Flat File

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jamesgunter
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Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:05 pm

Im going to repaint my flat file with a paint sprayer. Do i need to strip the old paint first if there are no cracks or flaws in the existing paint?

* it has never been 'painted'. Its still that OG pale green color that it came with
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Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:49 pm

Put down a primer first. That's the only recommendation I have. And of course clean it of dirt before painting.
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Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:38 am

Sand it a bit to help the primer stick.
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Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:00 am

Purify it with fire
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Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:31 am

Where's Billy?
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Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:24 pm

kansasbbq wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:31 am
Where's Billy?
Why, is he the only one who refinished a flat file before? :roll:
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Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 pm

I just sanded the rough spots, wiped everything clean and then spray painted with some ironlak spray paint. No need for a primer IMO.
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Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:05 am

HelloExactly wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:24 pm
kansasbbq wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:31 am
Where's Billy?
Why, is he the only one who refinished a flat file before? :roll:
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Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:16 am

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Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:32 pm

jamesgunter wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:05 pm
Im going to repaint my flat file with a paint sprayer. Do i need to strip the old paint first if there are no cracks or flaws in the existing paint?

* it has never been 'painted'. Its still that OG pale green color that it came with
I would recommend scuffing it up to make sure your paint sticks. I'd also recommend you seal it as well. That will help with chipping down the road. Good luck
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