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Old 03-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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hi, i was planning on sanding the polyurethane and stain off all my trim and restaining it a new color. well after 3 hours of sanding today, i realize, with the little free time i have, it will take me months to sand it all down. id rather just paint it a color similar to the stain i was gonna use. is it as easy as priming all the trim and just using an interior paint? will the primer adhere to the polyurethane? any answers would be appreciated. thank you.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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Scuff it up or use wipe-on liquid sandpaper like "WillBond".
Use an oil based primer followed by top of the line latex or oil (old school).
I like the Zinsser's BIN primer applied 2 coats as an alternative for priming.
Did you want to achieve a lighter or darker stained/varnished look originally?
Only asking because you could save a lot of work by just scuffing up the existing finish and applying a toner polyurethane coat or two. It is essentially a polyurethane or varnish coating with stain solids added for the desired toning color.
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Scuff it up or use wipe-on liquid sandpaper like "WillBond".
Use an oil based primer followed by top of the line latex or oil (old school).
I like the Zinsser's BIN primer applied 2 coats as an alternative for priming.
Did you want to achieve a lighter or darker stained/varnished look originally?
Only asking because you could save a lot of work by just scuffing up the existing finish and applying a toner polyurethane coat or two. It is essentially a polyurethane or varnish coating with stain solids added for the desired toning color.


Why 2 coats?
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BIN is a thin coating when applied with brush, may not provide good base for the finish to grip on.
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