Doorgap on painted kitchen units

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Chems
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Doorgap on painted kitchen units

Post by Chems » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:34 am

Beech face frame and door with MDF panel. Going to be spraying with Morells primer and colour coat. What sort of gap do you guys fit your doors to ready for paint?

I'm thinking somewhere in the region of 1.5 to 2mm?

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Post by promhandicam » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:29 am

I would probably go 5mm smaller which would give you a gap of 2.5mm before painting so that it would end up around 1.5mm after painting. Interested to hear what the pro's say.

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Re: Doorgap on painted kitchen units

Post by Jonathan » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:52 pm

I was taught to do the gap the thickness of a 2p coin. I now do mine like Steve, 5mm then spray, never measured the finished gap but it looks about 2mm ish.

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Post by senior » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:28 pm

1.5mm all round and then paint.
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Post by murdoch » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:03 pm

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Post by davidpidge » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:37 am

senior wrote:1.5mm all round and then paint.
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Re: Doorgap on painted kitchen units

Post by Tomyjoiner » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:57 am

Soft close hinge 2mm, butt hinge 1.5mm

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Post by Leveller2911 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:48 pm

2.5mm all round then paint............If its solid Oak,walnut etc then I go 1.5mm ish so as to allow for shrinkage.......

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Re: Doorgap on painted kitchen units

Post by Meccarroll » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:01 am

So Chems, Have you made a decision yet?

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Re: Doorgap on painted kitchen units

Post by Chems » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:12 pm

Yes, so many people said about the 2p trick I went with that. I've been trimming the doors in the past week. Hopefully they'll still open once painted.

Thanks all! I'll put some pictures in the projects section as it comes together.

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