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will1983

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Hi all,

So this is a couple of questions for the commercial joiners out there that make fitted wardrobes and the like. I am in a bit of a quandary as to how to go about making a pair of large Gable fitted wardrobes sets on the top floor of a three story home.

First Question
I would like to pre finish all the components with the airless sprayer prior to delivery and assembly however I'm at a bit of a loss as to if I can paint straight over the jointing surfaces or if they should be left unfinished.

So is it possible to just paint straight over the jointing surfaces or would I have to mask them off? I would expect to have to mask but being able to paint straight through would give a much tidier final result (and somewhat quicker!).

Second Question
Should I be painting all the cut to size parts prior to cutting the shelf pin holes and biscuit slots or can I do them before?

Cutting the slots etc before would permit a test assembly of each carcass in the workshop but I am concerned about the paint getting into them and stopping the pins/biscuits from fitting. However doing them after means that any adjustments needed may result in painting components a second time.

So what do you guys do?
Interested to hear your tips, tricks, methods etc.

Thanks
Will
 

doctor Bob

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Assemble, disassemble, spray, rebuild in room.
no masking off, if it's made right it will be fine.
spraying over holes and biscuit slots will be fine.
 

will1983

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Hi Bob I was hoping you might respond.

Thank you, that is really helpful (and the answer I was hoping for!!)
 
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