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JakeS 08-18-2009 07:51 PM

Trouble getting flat surface on doors/trims
I've been repainting some doors and trim. The existing top layer of was not well adhere in some places and started to flake when sanding. So I have stripped the top layer, then sanded, but it seems like there are still slightly raised ridges (wood grain?) which is visible once I paint the satin top coat.

I'd been using a small sanding block, do I need a very large flat sanding tool? Do I need to fill these somehow? It would mean applying putty over a large area.

NCpaint1 08-19-2009 09:42 AM

If its the paint thats producing the raised edges, sanding is about the best way to get rid of them. Show us a pic so we can see exactly what it is.

Me personally, I hate doing what you're doing ( sanding ). I would sand the doors and just replace the trim.....but that's just me.

sirwired 08-21-2009 02:13 PM

Once the raised edges are knocked down again, try sealing with oil-base primer before topcoating.

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