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Old 06-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Started stripping paint off wood!


Hi I started stripping paint off some wood door frames. I have decided to stop, it is too much for one person. So now I want to prime and paint them what do I do before I prime it? I am very new to home improvements...

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Started stripping paint off wood!


Sand it. Both to give the surface some groves for the new paint to bite into and also to smooth out any bumps and whatnot. Spend more time where you stopped stripping the wood so it blends nice. The more time you spend sanding, the better your finihed job will look. Oil based primer is recommended for any bare wood. If you suspect the paint on there now is oil based, primer all of it, if not, just the bare wood.

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