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Old 06-22-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Wooden baseboards, covered with oil, brown...need them WHITE

1) Sand or not?

2) repaint with oil based or latex?

3) what brush/roller/pad to use for no streaks?

4) prime first or not???

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for a top quality job:

1) yes, sand with 120 to 220 grit sandpaper to make smooth to the touch

2) wipe with a tack rag or thinner rag to remove dust

3) prime with appropriate primer (depends on the VOC regulations in your area - I am a fan of oil primers but they are no longer available in OHIO)

4) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag again

5) paint first finish coat with appropriate material (again VOC regulation limitations)

6) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag

7) reduce material slightly - oil based use penatrol and latex use flowtrol

and you are done. Color does not make a difference on prep or application unless you are painting with Red.

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for a top quality job:

1) yes, sand with 120 to 220 grit sandpaper to make smooth to the touch

2) wipe with a tack rag or thinner rag to remove dust

3) prime with appropriate primer (depends on the VOC regulations in your area - I am a fan of oil primers but they are no longer available in OHIO)

4) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag again

5) paint first finish coat with appropriate material (again VOC regulation limitations)

6) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag

7) reduce material slightly - oil based use penatrol and latex use flowtrol

and you are done. Color does not make a difference on prep or application unless you are painting with Red.
out of curiousity what make the process different for red?
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I'm curious also about the difference if using red paint. I am aware to use gray tinted primer when painting with red.

Why do you recommend to reduce the paints with penetrol or flowtrol? Just curious as I've painted my woodwork and never used it.
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Follow what Nav said. You thin it just a tad to make it flow better. You can do it to the primer too if it is thick and gummy and not wanting to flow. Be ever so light with your sanding after you have laid down you primer and if you need a second coat. The darker primers are better with a darker color because if anything were to show through the paint, a darker base will be less likely to be seen.
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for a top quality job:

1) yes, sand with 120 to 220 grit sandpaper to make smooth to the touch

2) wipe with a tack rag or thinner rag to remove dust

3) prime with appropriate primer (depends on the VOC regulations in your area - I am a fan of oil primers but they are no longer available in OHIO)

4) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag again

5) paint first finish coat with appropriate material (again VOC regulation limitations)

6) sand with 220 grit sandpaper and tack rag

7) reduce material slightly - oil based use penatrol and latex use flowtrol

and you are done. Color does not make a difference on prep or application unless you are painting with Red.
Thankyou for the information...a few further questions...

do I use a good brush, roller or pad with the latex paint after adding floetrol?

will this give me "the professional look" as when I paint it now on a test board it looks cheap...like obvious paint over job...will this way make it look like the factory look? or is there no way to get that look unless you buy new baseboards?

Thanks again!
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Dull

Clean

Dry

This is the basics of every re-paint. This formula works everytime. If you get this step completed...come back for the correct paint selection....
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Dull

Clean

Dry

This is the basics of every re-paint. This formula works everytime. If you get this step completed...come back for the correct paint selection....
uh thanks?
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do I use a good brush, roller or pad with the latex paint after adding floetrol?


As I said yesterday in the deleted post,quality tools and paint are essential for a quality finish
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When you paint with Red you should prime with a gray primer. Red tint bases are translucent and a gray primer helps it to cover.

Painting pads are crap. never roll trim unless you are really fast and can lay it off with a brush before it tacks up.

Use a Brush: White China Bristle for oil and nylon polyester mix for latex. everyone has a different opinion on brushes. if you are a good painter and have the extra cash buy an ox hair for the oil.

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