05:03AM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 01/27/03
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I'm painting my family room and I have a problem with the woodwork. The baseboards, windows, and doors are various colors. Most of the stain is so dark brown it almost looks like paint. I'm not sure if I should try to sand and restain or paint over everything. I'm a new to this painting thing so any help will be great.


01:38PM | 02/04/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Hi - You won't be able to remove the stain with sanding - the stain goes too far down into the wood. Paint strippers or wood bleach won't work either.

My suggestion - if you want the same color throughout is to paint.

I would recommend one coat of Glidden Ultra-Hide Gripper and two coats of Glidden Evermore Satin finish coat (you can use Evermore Semi-Gloss if you want the finish to be shinier)

Make sure your trim is clean and dry - apply a coat of the Gripper - after it is dry (4 hrs) sand - wipe with a damp cloth - dry and apply the Evermore topcoat.

Gripper and Evermore are both available at The Home Depot.

ps - Glidden is coming out with a new color selection - they are adding 300 new colors - check it out at THD

Mr. Paint

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