Painting over semi-gloss trim


Old 08-28-03, 01:16 PM
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Painting over semi-gloss trim

I want to paint over my existing semi-gloss interior trim with another coat of semi. The paint is mostly in good shape. Do I just paint right over it? Rough it up first? Prime it? I suspect it's lead-based, so I'd like to avoid roughening it up if I could.
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Old 08-28-03, 01:43 PM
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Your trim paint must be as old as mine, if it still has lead in it. Wash the trim with TSP. Semi-gloss paint rarely is glossy enough to need to be roughened. Prime with a top quality primer, such as: Zinsser 123, then paint.

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