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Old 08-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 08-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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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.


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Old 08-21-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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Once the raised edges are knocked down again, try sealing with oil-base primer before topcoating.
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