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1. Does Nuvo chip easily?  In the past, some customers have encountered adhesion issues because our preparation instructions were limited to only a few types of cabinet finishes.  As a result, we have upgraded the preparation requirements to accommodate a wider variety of finishes.

If you feel you may have outdated prep instructions, prior to March 2014, then please click here to view or download the updated Instructions

2. What type of cabinet surfaces will Nuvo cover? Bare wood, wood with a varnish finish, painted wood, bare metal, painted metal, laminate and melamine.

3. What prep is required?  Thoroughly sand all of your cabinet surfaces which you will be painting. You do not have to remove your existing finish, just sand until all of your surfaces are deglossed

This pertains to all cabinet types, including wood, laminate, vinyl and painted surfaces.

Use Number 300 grit or higher fine sand paper because the fine grit will not create visible scratch marks in your finish.

If you have wood cabinets then follow your wood's grain with your sanding motions and avoid sanding in a circular fashion.  If you have an electric palm sander then follow your woods grain as well.

Be sure to sand extra well around your door handles and stove because of the potential oils and dirt located in these areas.

For applications on an existing high gloss finish, it is optimal to apply a liquid deglosser to your finish first and then use the 300 grit sand paper to lightly scuff up the surface.

When youre done with your sanding, wipe up all of the sanding dust with a standard window cleaner such as Windex because the alcohol and ammonia will not leave a residue

4. What items will I need which aren't included in the Kit? You'll need 300 grit or higher fine sand paper, a screw driver to remove cabinet knobs and pulls, Frog Tape Painter's Tape for masking off areas you don't want paint on, a paint roller tray, some fast drying wood filler if you have any deep nicks to fill, liquid de-glosser if you have a very shiny existing finish, and a small tipped artist's brush.  All the rest of the tools and paints are included in your kit:

5. How long does the project typically take and when can I use my kitchen again?  The typical kitchen takes about eight hours.of total time to clean and paint.  You may use your kitchen in just a few hours after you apply your final coat. We simply recommend you exercise caution around your new finish for the first seven days or so because the coating's durability and adhesion builds with each day.

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