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Old 05-20-2020, 08:27 AM   #31
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What I meant by latex paint 'breathing' a little is that vapors can pass thru latex coatings while it's very difficult for the vapors to pass thru solvent based coatings.

Is it better to use a foam roller for the primer as well or a brush or does it matter?


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It doesn't matter. IMO brush looks better but that can be dependent on your brushing skills.
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It doesn't matter. IMO brush looks better but that can be dependent on your brushing skills.

Question on how I should prep, prime and paint this cedar wood door trim on the exterior. This is our front door where there is a small porch so thereís an overhang.

Weird thing is the paint is chipping away only on this corner. The rest of the trim on the left, top and top right looks A ok. Itís just something with this corner.





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That section probably sees more weather. I'd scrape/sand, prime and paint.
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That section probably sees more weather. I'd scrape/sand, prime and paint.

Any sandpaper I have laying around would be ok? I donít wanna overdo it.


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80-120 grit, you want it to be rough enough to remove any loose paint and lessen the transition from sound to missing paint.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:58 AM   #37
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There shouldn't be any need to remove the existing paint - you can paint over it. Any oil base primer should seal any odors in the door or underlying paint. Pigmented shellacs like BIN are the ultimate odor blockers but I'd have a hard time believing that would be necessary.

Even after priming and painting ultimately since there will still be air trapped between the doors, wonít I need a primer like what you mentioned above (BIN) to completely avoid these musty odors from returning down the line? https://www.menards.com/main/paint/i...453-c-8028.htm

Or something like this: https://www.menards.com/main/paint/i...137-c-8028.htm

Because if I use this https://www.menards.com/main/paint/e...754-c-8013.htm
Iím afraid Iíll be faced with the same issue that I have now later on.

Thoughts?


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BIN stops odor from coming thru whatever it's painted on, it won't prevent odor for developing over the paint or the paint applied over the BIN
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BIN stops odor from coming thru whatever it's painted on, it won't prevent odor for developing over the paint or the paint applied over the BIN

That was my thought, but over time even if I use a quality latex enamel paint Iím afraid because of the trapped air in this area, Iíll be faced with the same issue...over time with the musty smell coming from the actual door. Unless Iím wrong.


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Paint won't stick properly if it is too dirty. It would rather create a musty odor. You probably need a deep cleaning and paint is not the solution.
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Paint won't stick properly if it is too dirty. It would rather create a musty odor. You probably need a deep cleaning and paint is not the solution.

I can always try to clean it and allow more air in. Problem is once the door closes over time in that day.... the smell comes back.

Plus the flat paint isnít what I wanted to keep in the long run. Semi gloss may be the way to go.


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Paint won't stick properly if it is too dirty. It would rather create a musty odor. You probably need a deep cleaning and paint is not the solution.

Would it be a good idea to paint the sides and top white vs what is it now?



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The top and bottom should be sealed, doesn't matter if it's paint or poly. The toe edge of the door [shown in the pic] gets painted/stained with the inside of the door. The heel edge [where the hinges are] gets painted with the outside of the door.
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The top and bottom should be sealed, doesn't matter if it's paint or poly. The toe edge of the door [shown in the pic] gets painted/stained with the inside of the door. The heel edge [where the hinges are] gets painted with the outside of the door.

Primed it, but surprisingly the musty smell still prevails....Thoughts before painting? I use this: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...killing-primer


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The top and bottom should be sealed, doesn't matter if it's paint or poly. The toe edge of the door [shown in the pic] gets painted/stained with the inside of the door. The heel edge [where the hinges are] gets painted with the outside of the door.
Are 2 coats of paint needed or is 1 ok? If it's 2 how long would I need to wait before applying coat 2?

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