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asbury park 01-21-2013 11:25 AM

Painting fireplace surround...thoughts on coverage?
 
I'm paintings fireplace surround that previously had a wood finish with probably sone varnish. I sanded the shine off it, primed with Zinsser 123 and am now laying on a coat of SW Pro Classic Extra White Satin. After the first coat I'm seeing some of the pores on the wood grain. Doesn't look bad, but you can see them. Will this cover with a second coat,

jeffnc 01-21-2013 01:16 PM

If it's oak, the grain will probably stay there. Otherwise, it ought to be gone with another coat or else something is a little strange or not quite done right.

asbury park 01-21-2013 05:57 PM

Laid the second coat. Much better but not complete coverage. Still see a little wood coming through. I think one more coat will do the trick. In retrospect, maybe two coats of primer would have been a good idea.

chrisn 01-22-2013 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by asbury park (Post 1098866)
Laid the second coat. Much better but not complete coverage. Still see a little wood coming through. I think one more coat will do the trick. In retrospect, maybe two coats of primer would have been a good idea.


not really

asbury park 01-22-2013 05:18 AM

2 primer coats not a good idea? Always 1?

Brushjockey 01-22-2013 06:28 AM

chris- explain why. I hate to do clean up after you! :whistling2:

cdaniels 01-22-2013 07:57 AM

You put the 1-2-3 on so that the paint has a surface it can bond to.You don't need to put on two coats of it because one coat accomplishes this.That is all it is there for.

Gymschu 01-22-2013 08:43 AM

Like someone stated earlier, the grain of the oak is gonna show through no matter how many coats you apply. Why anyone paints beautiful oak is beyond me. One coat of primer is ALWAYS enough. Primer is a problem solver. You applied a bonding primer to bond to the old varnished oak. Problem solved. Now if you were worried about the grain situation, you may be talking about filler and sanding, etc........a whole different problem.

chrisn 01-22-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1099229)
chris- explain why. I hate to do clean up after you! :whistling2:


Ha, the last two guys did that for me, thanks guys.:thumbsup:


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