01:29PM | 09/03/00
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The baseboards in our home were originally painted over wood without primer. The paint is starting to peel up in some areas. Can I sand these areas and apply primer and paint to the whole baseboard without stripping the old paint?


03:41PM | 09/03/00
Priming over paint that is not properly adhered will not make it adhere. I would try and get all the paint I could off before priming, stripping it would be optimum, but if it all does not come off with some effort, scrapping(be carefull to not scar the wood), sanding and or wire brushing, then it should be OK to prime then paint.

You should feather the edges of the old paint with 150 grit sandpaper before priming. After priming, sand lightly with a 220 grit and use quality primer and paint from a pro paint store.

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