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BV002659

07:21PM | 11/26/13
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I am planning on painting my dark wood baseboards and trim white. I fear I will use the wrong combo of primer and paint and end up with peeling. What type of primer and paint would be best to use?

David, Moderator

09:58PM | 11/27/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
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The best way to approach this is to first lightly sand the woodwork and wipe down with a rag dampened with paint thinner.
I would recommend using a oil primer because they adhere better than latex primers.
Oil paint is messy and a little harder to work with. It would be a good idea to tape off the floor with painters tape.
Once the primer is thoroughly dry, 1 or 2 coats of a good quality latex paint can be applied. Semi gloss is the most common finish used for trim.
Hope this was helpful

BV002685

08:42AM | 12/05/13
Buy Behr paint with primer. Wonderful. I painted my stained woodwork years ago and it never looked good. This time I used Behr with primer and they really look goodl.

BV002685

08:44AM | 12/05/13
Buy Behr paint with primer. Wonderful. I painted my stained woodwork years ago and it never looked good. This time I used Behr with primer and they really look good.
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