Cabinet Door Painting System

The door painting system that lets you paint and dry both sides at the same time

for cabinet doors, regular doors, drawers, shutters, windows, shelves, long baseboards & more!
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How is it possible to paint both sides leaving no marks?

The edges of the door are placed on the bent rods, resulting in minimum contact and therefore allows one to paint both sides at the same time.

Basically: Always paint the backside first, don’t spray the sides yet, grab from the side’s ant turn the door around. The least important part of the door is the back edge. Now the painted side will lay, because of gravity, on the bent rods, these will result in minimum contact on the back edge only. Spray the front and the sides. When spraying the sides make sure to aim sideways from above to avoid overspray on the back of the door.

Utilize the grip holders (big or small). The reason why they are called grip holders is because they allow you to hold the back edge of the door at a 45° angle without slipping. Now the doors are ready to be laid on the drying rack and don’t forget to position the rods for the next door.

If you put one coat of primer and two coats of finish and let them dry in between, it is acceptable that you find small marks on the edges. This touch up is very minimal, take a chip brush or foam brush and tap the edge with the tip of your brush (most of the time it doesn’t require any sanding), remember that any possible marks are only on the back side edge. (The least important part) and also remember that it’s been sprayed 2 to 3 coats, causing the marking that needs touch up to be very minimal.

Many reviews from painters that are surprised at how little marking there is.

Second method: Follow the steps for spraying the primer and the first coat on both sides. But in your final coat, spray the back side first again, making sure you have no marks from the first two coats. However, if there is any, sand the edge gently with a small piece of 320 sandpaper. This should only take seconds. Spray the back side and load it up and place it in a dry rack without painting the front. This time, let the back side dry to the point where it is not liquid anymore (doesn’t need to be super dry). Finally, spray the front side and load it up, and let that dry. This way takes a little longer, but you are saving a ton of time on the primer and first and coat. But, it totally eliminates all marks.

About 70% of the time it is perfectly ok to spray all coats at the same time with a tap of touch up on the back edge and have an excellent finished product. About 30% of the time, especially if you have a high gloss finish or the back edge of the cabinet door doesn’t have a sharp edge and is rounded. It is advised to spray the final coat separately, just like the second method, this way the result will be no marks.

The edges of the door are placed on the bent rods, these are bent the exact angle to result in minimum contact & therefore allows one to paint both sides at the same time. For cabinet doors, we recommend spraying the backside first with a good-solid, but light coat, then the front can be sprayed with a heavier coat. If there is a mark, it is so minute it can be touched up with a Q-tip or the tip of your finger, but after one coat of primer, and two coats of enamel, it usually doesn’t show any marks. And also with a clear finish it usually leaves no marks. With big doors, there is no issue. If you like you can ask any of the recommendations on our website! Explanation below

How to spray both sides with a heavy coat of paint leaving no marks

This only needs to be done 5 to 10% of the time if a very heavy coat is required on both sides.

Apply the primer and first coat on both sides just like in the videos. Then, apply a heavy coat on the back side of the cabinet door, store it in a Dry Rack for a day or two. Then, apply a heavy coat on the front side.

  • On Regular doors use a 5 to 6″ wood screw to make it easy to turn the doors and transport them over to the drying rack.
  • It takes about 30 seconds to screw in four screws and the same time to remove them.
  • It takes even less time to fill in the four small holes and give it a quick touch up.
  • There is a 35 pound per door limit and you can only place 9 doors to dry on the drying rack. You can only use the regular spray rack and the regular dry rack to paint regular hollow doors. The rotating and the 30-door dry rack will not work to paint regular doors.

Rotating Spray Rack

  • Spray both sides of cabinet doors!
  • Strong aluminum rods are bent at an angle that minimizes contact
  • Also spray one side by placing door on top of the racks
  • Doors can be sprayed on all 4 sides by rotating the Spray Rack
  • It can be adjusted to accommodate different size cabinet doors up to 26″ wide
Two ways to paint both sides:

The number one question we get: Are you leaving any marks when spraying both sides?

Always paint the back-side first. On the back-side, apply a light coat of paint, as if the door was sprayed vertically, to avoid drips when turning the door upside down.

Don’t spray the sides yet, grab from the sides with fingers and turn the door around.

The least important part of the door is the back edge. Now the painted side will lay, because of gravity, on the bent rods, resulting in minimum contact on the back edge of the interior side.

Spray the front and the sides. Utilize the grip holders (big or small) to transport. The reason why they are called grip holders is that it allows transporting a totally wet door holding the back edge of the door at a 45° without slipping with minimal marks. Now the doors are ready to be laid on the drying rack remembering to position the rods for the next door.

On the primer coat, is acceptable that you find small marks on the edges. After  2 to 3 coats of paint have been applied, marks that need touchup are very minimal. Any possible marks are only on the backside edge (the least important part) and can be easily touched up. Using a chip or foam brush tap the edge with the tip.

When spraying a semi-gloss or gloss finish it’s nice to load up both sides and not have a thin coat on the inside.

After spraying on both sides the primer and the first finish coat, spray the final coat on each side separately using the top of the spray rack.

On the 30 door dry rack theres is space for 30 to 40 doors (depending on the size) painted on one side using the wood rod shelves. 

Time is being saved by painting the primer and first finish coat on both sides. And completely avoiding any markings by spraying the last coat separately.

30 Door Dry Rack

  • Using the aluminum rods
    • Incredible space saver, this method of stacking improves labor costs for painting contractors and cabinet refinishers. 
    • Store 30 doors wet on both sides
    • Strong aluminum rods are bent at an angle that minimizes contact
    • Adjustable, place any cabinet door up the width of 36″
  • Using the wood rod shelves –  capable of spraying the final coat on one side (for glossy and enamel finishes):
    • Store 50-70 cabinet doors painted on one side
    • Store 15 regular hollow doors up to 30 lbs and 36″ wide each painted on one side, wooden dowels allow for easy rolling on action
    • Store baseboards & more with (2) 30 Door Dry Racks using the wooden rod addons
It’s used in conjunction with the Rotating Spray Rack, which makes a complete cabinet door painting system.

18 Door Dry Rack

  • Incredible space saver, this method of stacking improves labor costs for painting contractors and cabinet refinishers. 
  • Store 18 doors wet on both sides
  • Strong aluminum rods are bent at an angle that minimizes contact
  • Store 9 regular hollow doors up to 30 lbs each painted on both sides
  • Adjustable – accommodates any size cabinet doors, or regular doors
It’s used in conjunction with the Rotating Spray Rack, which makes a complete cabinet door painting system.
 

Regular Spray Rack

  • Spray on cabinet doors or hollow regular doors (up to 30 lbs) both sides
  • Strong aluminum rods are bent at an angle that minimizes contact
  • Also spray one side by placing door on top of the racks
  • It can be adjusted to accommodate different sized cabinet doors and regular doors

Methods

This only needs to be done 5 to 10% of the time if a very heavy coat is required on both sides.

Apply the primer and first coat on both sides just like in the videos. Then, apply a heavy coat on the back side of the cabinet door, store it in a Dry Rack for a day or two. Then, apply a heavy coat on the front side.

Spray the backside of any cabinet door first with a nice but not too heavy of a coat, but don’t paint the sides yet:

• Turn the door by yourself or with a partner by just simply holding onto the sides

• Paint the top and the front side of the cabinet door as heavy as you like.

• Take the cabinet door grip holder in to your hands and hold them on an angle on both edges of the door.

• From here you transport the door painted on both sides to the dry rack.

This method works excellent for cabinet doors.

You will be able to apply a perfect finish on both sides and transport them without disturbing the wet paint.

Videos depict to learn how to turn cabinet doors & transport them in to the dry rack

• It is important to wipe down the paint on the spray racks every third to fourth door you paint, with either a moist thinner rag or a moist water rag to avoid paint build up. This should only take a 5 to 10 seconds.

• On Regular doors use a 5 to 6″ wood screw to make it easy to turn the doors and transport them over to the dry rack.

• It takes about 30 seconds to screw in four screws and the same time to remove them.

• It takes even less time to fill in the four small holes and give it a quick touch up.

• There is a 35 pound per door limit, which is good for regular doors

• There is minimum contact on the edge of the door, enabling both sides to be painted and stored without disturbing the wet paint.

• Depending on the corners of the cabinet doors you could have a little spot on the edge that can easily be touched up.

• But our experience is that if we apply one coat of primer and two coats of finish enamel paint, most of the edges are free of spots and again if there are any left they can be very easily touched up.

• Spraying clear lacquer or clear polyurethane will not show any spots.

Best money I spent

I have had the rack system- now with the rotation top they came out with—- Awesome!!! Keep up the good work

David cook January 25, 2018

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All videos are actual job sites

There are many satisfied painting contractors using the Door Rack Painter all over the world.

Since both sides are being painted, the system pays for itself in no-time. Other systems in which you can only store on one side, can drag out your job twice as long.

By painting the cabinet door horizontally on both sides one automatically gets a better finish thanks to gravity on the front side of the door. If the final coat is separately applied it gives the full effect of a horizontal full finish without any marks on both sides.

The ongoing storage problem that every painter encounters with cabinet doors is finally solved. With the Door Rack Painter you could store 100+ doors in half the size of a single garage. Try to hang up 100 doors vertically in a small area like this, impossible. Other storage systems take up a lot more space since you can only paint one side at the time.

There's no need to install anything, no hooks, no brackets, no strings attached to the doors. You come to the job site, set up, remove the doors, prep and start spraying.

Many painters have shared that the homeowner will comment that they look very professional thanks to the Door Rack Painter, the same goes for paint shops. It immediately organizes your work area and creates a lot more workspace for you.

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