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Old 04-03-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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I sanded and oil-base primed an oak veneer door. Waited 2 days to be sure the primer was dry, and painted with a semi-gloss paint.

It looks awful. Would it be better to chemically strip the door and start over? If I can find another door real cheap, I'd replace it.

But now I'm at a loss as how to renovate the rest of the doors.

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Old 04-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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Stripping and re-painting would be a good choice.

Stripping and restoring is a lot of work.

What went wrong. Maybe we can help. Got pics?

PS. I knew you were up to something, haven't seen you for a while.

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joe you know me so well. I actually haven't been able to do too much, I goobered up my knee and have to have an MRI Friday.

My first mistake was working on the door while it was leaning up against something, instead of a flat surface.

My second mistake was trying to sand back the drip marks and bugs.

My third mistake was putting a 2nd coat of paint on it before resolving mistakes 1 & 2.

This is really the first fubar I've had so I guess I shouldn't be that hard on myself. But I really want these doors to be white like the trim, and to look nice. The woodgrain that you can see beneath the paint actually looks kind of nice. Not sure pix would really help that much.

As usual, thanks for the help.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope it gets better.

Sounds like you have the doors worked out.
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If the surface is rough and full of brush marks, take a carbide paint scraper and scrape off all high spots, sand lightly, then re-paint.

Good luck...
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Rippy, and joe, we sanded the door, got drips and uneven paint job nice and flat. We wiped it off really well and applied some liquid sander to let dry overnight.

Hubby suggested he would try to spray the door tomorrow. I do not have any info on the type of paint sprayer he has...I didn't even know we had one

He has sprayed enamel on his projects and I was impressed. [LOL, I always thought he had a really good source for cans of spray paint!]

Any suggestions regarding spraying a semi-gloss latex?

Any suggestions regarding additional prep on this door?

I now believe the doors are luan rather than wood veneer. Is oil-based primer still the best thing to prime luan?

As always, thanks for the support and advice.
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Rippy, and joe, we sanded the door, got drips and uneven paint job nice and flat. We wiped it off really well and applied some liquid sander to let dry overnight.

Hubby suggested he would try to spray the door tomorrow. I do not have any info on the type of paint sprayer he has...I didn't even know we had one

He has sprayed enamel on his projects and I was impressed. [LOL, I always thought he had a really good source for cans of spray paint!]

Any suggestions regarding spraying a semi-gloss latex?

Any suggestions regarding additional prep on this door?

I now believe the doors are luan rather than wood veneer. Is oil-based primer still the best thing to prime luan?

As always, thanks for the support and advice.
Oil is still a good choice, but isn't imperitave for luan. Use a good quality primer in either case.
No advice on spraying. I'm sure hubby knows what he's doing. He might as well teach you to spray while you're at it.
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You are too funny joe!

He is a hoot to be with. Every day is a different adventure.

We went to Harbor Freight one day and everything I looked at, he was, "...we have one of those". EVERYTHING!

We could start our own Harbor Freight store!

You are right, he will do a great job, and teach me in the process. We just weren't sure how spraying semi-gloss latex was different from spraying enamel.
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You are too funny joe!

He is a hoot to be with. Every day is a different adventure.

We went to Harbor Freight one day and everything I looked at, he was, "...we have one of those". EVERYTHING!

We could start our own Harbor Freight store!

You are right, he will do a great job, and teach me in the process. We just weren't sure how spraying semi-gloss latex was different from spraying enamel.
Just do a practice run with the latex. He might want to thin it or use a conditioner. Just go, go, go with it. Dry time is really fast compared to oil.

Actually, there's a lot of talk among painters on what sprayers/tips to use on doors. hvlp is too slow, airless is too much. Better for a diy to go slow and get the better job.


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