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mikemac64 09-04-2006 11:02 PM

Paint over stain
Is there a way to paint over stained woodwork. I have colonial molding and want to avoid replaing it all, or worse, sanding it all.


slickshift 09-05-2006 07:05 AM

A light scuff sanding and a solvent-based primer and you can paint over them with a quality trim paint (I'd recommend a waterborne enamel)

><(((jan(((D> 09-06-2006 09:12 AM

i agree. i'm painting the wood trim in my house white and we sanded it all. we probably sanded too much (my fiance can be a little anal with that sort of thing and ours is sanded down to the bare wood with 220 grit hehe).. sanding really doesnt take that that long if you have a good sander and have two people working. it made a difference when we went to prime. the primer goes on a lot easier on sanded trim as opposed to the unsanded trim (we tested a section first).

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