CABINET and BACKBOX REPAINTING

 

Contact Paper Method ( Using a Silhouette Vinyl Cutter)

 
Carried out this method on a Bally Bullfight.
Found this method gave me the best results - Perfect shapes using the Silhouette cutter and using contact paper (Boyle PVC gloss white self-adhesive film from Bunnings) there was no paint bleed or glue residue when the paper was removed.
All paint was applied by a paint roller and acrylic paints used.
 

Preparation

 

Scanning The Original Art

First step is to scan sections (A4 size) of the artwork - I used a flatbed scanner with the lid removed.

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Images are scanned through Photoshop and files saved as psd files and then edited in photoshop ready for exporting to the vinyl cutter.

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Vinyl Cutting (Silhouette Vinyl Cutter)

Files are converted to JPG file format and stencils are cut by the vinyl cutter. Material used for the stencil was PVC contact film.

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Paint Preparation

Next task was to remove the paint using a paint stripper.

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After paint removed, sand back and fill all dents and dings with a filler (I prefer to use Topcoat Gyprock filler - dries quickly, relatively hard and easy to sand).

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Apply 2 coats of primer / sealer undercoat ( I use Taubmans 3 in 1 ) with a paint roller then lightly sand. Next apply the white - 2 coats with paint roller ( I use Aqua Enamel - Dulux Antique White USA ).
Paint Information can be found here.
 

Applying The Stencils

Using the stencils, draw the artwork outline onto the cabinet and backbox using a lead pencil.


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Now position and apply the stencils. First colour - Blue


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Apply sealer/undercoat to the edges of the stencil - This will reduce the chance of any paint bleed.

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Light Blue applied by the paint roller. Leave for 48 hrs to completely dry.
 

Paintwork Completed


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