railing & bannister


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Old 10-29-05, 10:24 AM
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railing & bannister

My house is 18 yrs old and my bannisters & railings were stained maple over pine with dark airbrush effect on outside corners. Due to using a soft wood the corners of my railings are chipped, dented, slivering etc showing original pine wood underneath. I want to paint over and clean-up the messy corners. Should I sand the corners round? Do I remove the staining or sand and paint. Do you recommend I spray or brush. Thanks.
 
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Old 11-01-05, 09:14 AM
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Personally I'd round the corners. They'll look less 'battered' and be easier to maintain over the years.

Sandin, prime and paint - in that order.

Spraying will give the most uniform coverage, but it may be difficult to kep the overspray away from everything else.

I'd tend to favor brushing - brush AROUND the spindles rather than up and down - it's easier to get a uniform coat with less sags and runs. Start at the top and work down - that way you'll catch any runs you may create.
 
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Old 11-01-05, 09:25 AM
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I would add that you should use a solvent based primer to insure a good bond to the poly/varnish.
 
 

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