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Old 08-25-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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I recently painted all of my interior doors and ran into some issues. I did the first few doors outside and the wind kicked up and blew some stuff onto the doors, when I took it off it bubbled the paint so I sanded the areas down that had problems.

Unfortunately, when I went to put on the next coat, you can see that the areas I sanded down are "lower" than the other areas (like when paint chips and you try to paint over it.)

How do I get around that? Do I keep putting more and more paint on, or do I use some sort of wood filler?

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I think your best bet is to sand the edges of your depression to "feather edge" them. Then, painting over those smoothed edges should provide a smooth surface that won't show that there was a depression there.

As wet paint dries and the solvents evaporate from it, the film thickness shrinks considerably. So, when a paint is wet,you often can barely discern anything showing through the paint film, but as that film dries and shrinks, then everything shows through.

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Feather sand the edges of the "lower" areas to blend them smooth to the higher areas
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