06:30AM | 03/15/07
Member Since: 01/25/07
2 lifetime posts
I am going to paint all of the trim in my house white. I was going to hire someone to do it, but now I'm thinking I could do it myself. The trim is currently the original wood and it has a varnish on it. From my understanding, I will need to sand it, prime it, and then paint it. Anyone have any helpful hints or suggestions for me? Anyone used liquid sander before?


04:37PM | 03/15/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes I have heard of liquid sandpaper/ deglosser and they do work but have a short window of time as far as painting over them (as short as 15 minutes) and this can be a negative.

I would sand the trim to dull the existing finish and then wipe down with paint thinner to clean dirt and grime. You can prime with a pigmented shellac or an oil based undercoater (this is what I used 12 years ago on mine) which is a slow dry type of primer.I would not use a oil based stain killer type of product as they dry to hard and brittle for this application. The finish paint will be an acrylic/latex semi-gloss or gloss enamel and you will most likely need two coats to get full coverage over the primer.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon