Repairing and then painting woodwork

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Old 03-22-05, 04:50 PM
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Repairing and then painting woodwork

I want to paint some of the woodwork in my house and am looking for some help with how to go about prepping for the paint job.

There looks to be quite a few coats of paint on it already, also some old drip marks, a few dings here and there and some "separation" (cracks?) where 2 pieces of trim meet.

I'm guessing I need sandpaper and caulk...maybe wood filler? I'm up to the challenge...I just need some advice on what supplies I need and instructions on how to do a nice job.
 
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Old 03-22-05, 06:54 PM
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Sand it all smooth as possible, use 80 or 120 grit paper. Remove all the sanding dust, and caulk cracks/corners. Primer may help if its an oil finish, or glossy. If its just an average latex semi-gloss, you can usually paint right over it.
 
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Thanks for your help. I'm pretty sure the paint on there now is semi-gloss so it sounds fairly simple to do. I guess I'll give it a try and see what happens!
 
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