shine molding and trim


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Old 07-24-22, 07:38 AM
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shine molding and trim

My house molding and trim look dirty. I cleaned them with dry rag, but no Luckey. I also try to wipe portion of
them by wet rag but no shine. Is there some liquid cleaner to shine it again instead repaint them? Any recommends for shine liquid cleaner?





 
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Old 07-24-22, 07:51 AM
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Not all paint is scrubable... and it could be susceptible to staining, such as from cigarette smoke. But the first thing I would try is Formula 409.
 
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Old 07-24-22, 08:14 AM
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Don't bother with trying to clean it. You already tried and it did not work.
Repainting is the only way to rejuvenate the paint. I suggest a semi or a gloss paint because it tends to have a slight anti-weathering effect. What brand is also important. If it's real important to you then don't cheap out on the cost of a high quality paint.
 
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Old 07-24-22, 09:17 AM
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I agree fresh paint is best. Any cleaning products or polish you apply will complicate the next paint job. 409 and such are easily rinsed off, polish not so much.
 
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10 years ago, I printed it with Gloss paint. The store told me I could wipe them with wet rag. Now, all dirty has gone, but not as shine as before. So, I think maybe there is some cleaner could shine it.
When I open "doityourselfs" web, there is a adv pup-up for cabinet shining, called "Resto Finisher". can it be used for white painting molding or kitchen cabinet for shining?
 

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Old 07-24-22, 02:37 PM
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After 10 years what do you expect? You can't stop the sun, rain and snow from doing it's thing.
Go ahead and use simi-gloss. No harm done. But it will have just a little less weatherabilty as the gloss.
 
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Old 07-25-22, 02:32 AM
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10 yrs is a good length of time for interior paint. Over time paint will absorb all the 'pollution' in the air along with finger oils. I highly recommend a fresh coat of paint! A shine type product would need to be removed when repainting in order for the new paint to adhere well.
 
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