Door Rack Painter Review
Cabinet Door Drying Rack
When my painting business started doing more cabinet jobs, I realized pretty quickly I needed to change the system for how I was spraying and storing doors. The old way I went about this process was to place cabinet doors on a sawhorse setup, spray two coats on one side, allow the paint to dry, and flip the door over the next day to paint the other side. The problem with that method is having to wait until the next day to flip the doors over to paint the other side, which adds at least one to two additional days to a painting project.
I bought two of the Door Rack Painter drying racks, along with one spray rack. With the two cabinet drying racks I purchased, I can stack a total of thirty-four painted doors, both sides, for drying. Each rack holds seventeen cabinet doors. As a professional painter who does a lot of cabinet painting, this product has worked well for me every time I've used it.
Does the Rack Actually Work?
I own the spray rack and two drying racks. I use them for all of my cabinet painting projects, which allows me to paint both sides of the doors the same day. I save at least two days of labor by using this product.
The shelving bars on the rack are curved downward, so when the painted back side of a door is placed on them, the door barely makes contact. When removing dry doors from the rack, some of the doors will have tiny marks in the paint from the bars. The marks are on the back side of the door, and I touch up the marks with a small artist brush.
When using the spray rack, you have to wipe the paint off of the bars before placing the next door on it, otherwise paint will smear onto the surface. I keep a rag handy to wipe them down each time.
The spray rack comes with two plastic grippers that are used for carrying a painted door from the spray rack to the drying rack. The plastic grippers have rough texture on them, similar to sandpaper, that keeps them from sliding off door edges when carrying a door.
Rack Functionality and Assembly
Another big advantage of using a paint drying rack for cabinet doors is the work space it saves. With this product, I no longer have wet doors drying on boards all over the floor. I can set them up in small spaces.
Assembly is easy and took me about ten minutes with a wrench.The only tedious part is installing the plastic caps on the ends of each bar. That was annoying and time consuming, but you only have to do it one time. It's important to make sure the assembly of the parts is level at the end otherwise the cabinet doors won't lay flat when placed on the racks for storage.
The paint build-up on the spray rack also needs to be wiped off with a rag each time a door is sprayed or it will smear onto the next door that is placed on the rack. The first time I used this product it took me a couple hours to get used to the set up, but it's very easy to use.
Is the Door Rack Painter Worth It?
I definitely recommend the if you're spraying cabinet doors on a regular basis. As a professional painter who does cabinet painting every month, the two racks I use save me tons of time. Door Rack Painter
I have only used the racks for cabinet doors, but you can store full size doors on them too. Using the racks for full size doors will require two people to carry the doors and set them down. I use the racks for cabinet doors by myself without any problems.
The main advantage of this product is the ability to paint both sides of a door and place the painted side on the rack without ruining the paint. The only other way to spray both sides at once is to hang the doors, using hooks and a pole fastened to the top of two step ladders, but I'm not a fan of drilling holes into door edges, and you're more likely to get paint drips with the doors hanging. Spraying and storing doors horizontally eliminates that problem.
The customer service I experienced with this company was very positive. I called with a couple questions and everything was explained to me over the phone. I also reached out to the company with a question after I received my racks and received a prompt response. I received my order within one week without any missing parts.
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