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Old 07-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Painting interior door that are stained


I want to paint the interior doors which are stained. I have sanded one and primed it with Bulls eye 123. There is quite a bit of wood texture to them. I was hoping that the primer would smooth it out but it didn't. My question is what can I use to skim coat them to smooth them out? Maybe some sort of wood filler over the primer or, dare I say joint compound?

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OK so what are the doors made of.
If there just MDF hollow core doors, forget it.
No primer is going to act as a wood filler.
If you really want smooth doors in most cases your going to have to change them out to something like pine solid doors.

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They look to be a veneer and hollow.
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My guess is they are an oak veneer, which will have a very deep grain.
No paint or primer will make it look like smooth metal or something like that- it will look like painted oak. Which IMO is not bad- but if you want smooth, it takes a high degree of skill and time to fill, actually easier like ( cough) Joe said- change it out.
Otherwise learn to love oak grain painted.
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My guess is they are an oak veneer, which will have a very deep grain.
No paint or primer will make it look like smooth metal or something like that- it will look like painted oak. Which IMO is not bad- but if you want smooth, it takes a high degree of skill and time to fill, actually easier like ( cough) Joe said- change it out.
Otherwise learn to love oak grain painted.

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