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Old 01-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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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,

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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.

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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.
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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.

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2 primer coats not a good idea? Always 1?
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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.
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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.
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