Using the Door Rack Painter - 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″
A wooden 24″ high sawhorse is recommended (sawhorse not included)
The Rotating Spray Rack, you can spray both door sides and then store them wet by using the bend aluminum rods on the spray rack and on
our dry racks. The same rotating cabinet door spry rack can also be used to spray only one by placing the doors on top of the racks.
The Rotating Spray Rack includes:
- A rotating platform
- Two “U” metal racks with screws
- Two 4″ wood clamps
- Four aluminum rods with red and black plastic caps (caps hold the rods in place)
- Two small & two big sets of cabinet door grip holders
- Two Spray gun holder hooks (to screw in the side of the sawhorse)
A wooden 24″ high sawhorse is recommended (sawhorse not included)
Spray both sides
Placing cabinet door in aluminum rods
Spray one side
Placing cabinet on top of the racks
Using the Door Rack Painter
• 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.
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 a 45 degree angle on the inside edges of the door (the least visible).
• From here you transport the door painted on both sides to the dry rack.
This method works excellent for cabinet doors.
Spraying the cabinet doors:
Our rotating cabinet door spray rack is versatile, you can spray both door sides and then store them wet by using the bend aluminum rods on the spray rack and on our dry racks. The same rotating cabinet door spray rack can also be used to spray only one by placing the doors on top of the racks. After seeing this page, please see the many videos on how it works on our website. All videos are cabinet jobs taken by painters working with real customers.
Always cover up platform, the racks screws and the adjustment holes before spraying anything. Always spray the backside of the door first. Don’t paint the sides of the door yet, this way you can pick up the door with your fingers on each the side and turn it around and place the painted door on top of the four aluminum rods.
The freshly painted side of the door is now almost hovering in midair, except it sits barely touching the least important part of the cabinet door, the inside edge.
Now spray the top of he cabinet door and spray the side on a forty-five-degree angle. Take the cabinet door grip holders and place them on a forty-five-degree angle on the inside edge of each side of the door. Carry your door over to the dry rack and place it gently on the for-aluminum rods. Pull out the aluminum rods above for the next door.
Above it shows you the three different way of adjusting the racks, the widest door that can be sprayed with the rotating spray rack is 26”. Most cabinet doors are not wider than maximum 24” and therefore most door of an average kitchen can be sprayed on the rotating spray rack. The other adjustment that can be made is with the aluminum rods, each side can be adjusted by 5”. Therefore doors with 10” size different can be placed without adjusting the racks themselves.
The other way of using the rotating rack is to place the doors on top of the racks without any aluminum rods.
This is the best way of spraying a door if one only one side is painted. The door can than be picked up from undeath by hand and place onto our wood rood dry rack system.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room
Why are doors not getting marked?
Why are the doors not getting marked up when placed on aluminum rods or carried around to the dry rack with cabinet door grip holders? First like we mentioned above, the doors sit and get carried around on the least important area of a cabinet door, the inside edge. To avoid heavy markings is to spray the inside of the cabinet door with a light coat, very similar as if the door was painted vertical. Spraying a light coat will avoid the door from dripping when its upside-down, same as when it would be vertical plus it also keeps the markings on the inside door edge to a minimum.
Two way of spraying the doors:
First way: If painting a satin finish’ spray primer and two finish coats on both sides and let the doors dry between each coat. You might have small markings on the inside edge of the door. Take a cheap brush or a foam brush with almost no paint and tap the marked edge. That will make it look perfect.
Second way: If painting a semi or a gloss finish enamel finish it is nice to load up both sides. Spray the primer and first finish coats on both sides and let the doors dry between each coat. For your final coat, load up and spray only the backside of the door, let that dry and then spray the front of the door. This is where the wood rods come in handy, for storing doors only painted on one side. It will still save lots of labor and storage pace.
Transporting the doors with grip holders:
Transport the wet cabinet doors as above, holding them at at a 45 degree angle. Ater one coat of primer and 2 coats of satin, the markings are minimal if any, if there are any markings they can be fixed by tapping with a chip or foam brush.
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.
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.
The wooden rods add-on on the 30 Door Dry Rack are perfect to store 50 to 70 doors painted on one side.
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.
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.
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.
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This item is intended for a professional painters that are painting a high volume of doors.
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