Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

painting over stained wood

Hi everyone,
I have a question I just finished staining just built bookcases.
I hate the color way to dark. My question is can I now paint
over this stain?

tombsgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

painting over stained wood

Let the stain dry according to the stain directions. Then paint a small are to see if the stain bleeds thru. If it does use a stain blocker like Kilz, let dry, sand lightly with something close to 220 grit then paint. Another sure way to do it is let the stain dry, give it one coat with whatever clear you were going to use, let that dry, lightly sand it (same grit as above) then paint over. Bottom line is the stain needs to dry. The paint might seal in the stain, might not that's why you need to test the paint, no loss there. The clear or stain blocking primer like Kilz will seal the stain for sure. As far as lightly sanding (scuffing) you need to do that with paint, clear, primer or sealer. The reason for that is whatever finish you put on wood will raise the grain causing all your other top coats to feel and look rough. If you lightly sand after first coat the final coat will look a lot better. Good luck.

joegambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
Painting Company, NY
housepaintingny's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 987
Rewards Points: 512
Blog Entries: 14

painting over stained wood

You need to sand the wood first, scuffing it up, clean it with tsp, apply a good quality bonding primer, then you can top coat with a premium paint (enamel). Sherwin Williams has a great selection of bonding primers, ment to go over stained(varnished) surfaces.
housepaintingny is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OSB Stronger than Plywood? Weathermaker01 Flooring 15 12-22-2012 09:06 AM
Ready to paint the porch! Oil or latex? Leah Frances Painting 8 07-26-2011 07:29 PM
Do I need to replace a rotten sill plate met Carpentry 8 07-11-2008 09:14 AM
Q about painting stained wood Corcoran1 Painting 4 03-27-2008 01:33 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.