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Startingover 06-19-2012 07:49 AM

sanding trim

Do I sand the trim in between the 2 coats of semi-glossy paint?


Mr. Paint 06-19-2012 10:08 AM

Sanding isn't necessary between uncured coats. If your next coat is applied weeks later, it would be advised. Follow the recoat directions on the paint can label.

joecaption 06-19-2012 10:42 AM

Depending on the style of trim I often use a 4" hot dog style foam roller when priming and painting. This way there's no brush marks and it's faster.

I also presand all my trim. Most unprimed trim will have what's called mill marks on it. It looks like horizontal lines on the face caused from the planner.
A real quick sanding with about 100 grit paper takes it right off.

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