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Old 08-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #31
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Well, I started taping up this huge french door and after 20 minutes and only TWO glass panes of one side taped, I thought, "maybe I should just stain this darker to match our dark furniture....". It seems like a fine, solid door.

Can I sand this and stain it? What do I use, a MinWax product?

And most importantly, do I still have to **TAPE** this SOB?
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:19 PM   #32
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Noone, I think you're making a bigger deal out of this than you have to. I have faith that you can paint that door without tape. I have a tutorial on working without tape on my blog, read it. It's geared toward cutting walls but the principle is the same. Then get yourself a quality 1.5 inch angle sash brush. Do all the inside sash first. Then do the outside sash only and feather out the material that overlaps on the stiles and rails. While that's drying, do the heel and toe, wiping any overlap onto the face with a rag. Then come back and do the stiles and rails. (deviation from the norm due to using BIN). On the sash, run a brush full down the center to cover, then take a dip and do each side of the individual muntin. Lap onto the stiles and rails but lay them off in the direction of the grain. Just work your way through one muntin at a time, top to bottom. If you start messing up, go to another section and let the last section dry before you resume. You can do it, put the tape down. And no, you can't stain. You can only stain unsealed wood.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:54 AM   #33
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If you still choose to use tape after seeing Joe's post, get yourself a wallpaper knife (one of the breakaway blade types), the straights are easy over lap a little bit and then cut away the excess with the knife. Nice crisp clean corners. With the blade cut from the corner out and be careful not to cut the wood.
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It will not hurt to get some paint on the glass. it comes off easily with the tool in the pic, just use a new blade
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Yeah, I'm definitely over thinking things here. I just need to do it and be done with it. I'm dreading getting BIN all over the glass. Seriously, you can't revarnish a previously varnished door a different color?
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Noone, work with the tips of the brush. Hold the brush with the tips of your fingers. You're only dipping just the tips of the brush in the paint. And hold the brush lightly. Never death grip the brush. I was taught that a brush and roller should be held so lightly that I can knock them out of your hand. Work with flowing motion, there's no choppiness or stop/start. Put the tip of the brush on the muntin where you want it right up against the glass, lock your wrist, and pull it along that line using the pointers provided. When you're applying paint to the facing edge of the muntin, let the brush roll over onto the side of the muntin which will provide a little extra material that the brush will push up to the line. Relax, take your time and concentrate. Go Noone, Go Noone, Go Noone. LOL
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Yessss!!!! I'm psyched now!!! Be one with the brush young painter apprentice. I can do it. I can do it!!

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Thanks again for the tips. I will post finished pics.
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Yessss!!!! I'm psyched now!!! Be one with the brush young painter apprentice. I can do it. I can do it!!

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Thanks again for the tips. I will post finished pics.
Yes Grasshopper, find your zen. Tune in to your inner brush.
On a more comical note, I would advise, if one side of that door is always blocked from view, ie, the door is always open, practice on the side that is rarely in view. No shake in confidence there, just good advice that I follow myself.
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Yeah, I'm definitely over thinking things here. I just need to do it and be done with it. I'm dreading getting BIN all over the glass. Seriously, you can't revarnish a previously varnished door a different color?
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