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Old 09-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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painting semi-gloss over semi-gloss trim


I picked a semi-gloss white that was too white for my trim. We put on 2 coats. Then I went and bought what I thought would be a more subtle white and put 2 more coats on. It is still TOO white and now I want to go to an antique white. But now I have 4 coats (not counting the original paint) of semi-gloss on the trim. Will I need to sand some of it off so that the new paint will stick. Or can I just put a coat of primer on first?

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Either will work, youd don't need to sand it hard, just lightly.

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Its always best to sand and clean before applying a new coat to glossy paint. However if the coats that you have been putting on are fresh (with in 30 days) and they are sticking, then you likely could just re-paint without sanding, but I would reccomend testing it first by doing a section and checking with your fingernail 24 hours later.

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I picked a semi-gloss white that was too white for my trim. We put on 2 coats. Then I went and bought what I thought would be a more subtle white and put 2 more coats on. It is still TOO white and now I want to go to an antique white. But now I have 4 coats (not counting the original paint) of semi-gloss on the trim. Will I need to sand some of it off so that the new paint will stick. Or can I just put a coat of primer on first?
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Its always best to sand and clean before applying a new coat to glossy paint. However if the coats that you have been putting on are fresh (with in 30 days) and they are sticking, then you likely could just re-paint without sanding, but I would reccomend testing it first by doing a section and checking with your fingernail 24 hours later.

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