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Old 08-20-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Sandpaper for door jambs?


What grit sandpaper do I need to sand the stain off of the old wooden style door jambs so I can prime and paint them white to match my new trim?

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Old 08-20-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Sandpaper for door jambs?


if it is just stain you shouldnt need to sand it. If it has a varnish over it, you will. They sell de-glosser agent you can apply over varnish that allows paint to adhere to it, but i have yet to try it. You just need to get rid of the gloss. If you choose to sand i would hit it with 80 grit paper. If you want it smoother go up to 100, but 80 is a good starting point.

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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It does have varnish. Couldn't think of what to call it in my first post. Almost like a clear coat. I'll look for it and see what I think. I don't mind using a little elbow grease, so atleast I have another option besides sandpaper.
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