paint over stained wood beam

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Old 07-08-05, 08:24 AM
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paint over stained wood beam

Hi! There are come big wooded beams in a house I'm going to paint. I was wondering if it's possible to paint them over the dark stain they have now. I believe the wood is pine. Would I have to sand the stain right off, or can I prime with alkyd and then paint?
 
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Old 07-09-05, 07:44 AM
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No need to sand it off, a good oil primer, followed by 2 coats of finish paint should be fine.
 
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Old 07-09-05, 09:09 AM
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So, once I primed, I could use the same ceiling paint I'll use for the rest of the ceiling? Or do I need to use a specific "wood" paint?
 
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Old 07-09-05, 09:54 AM
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Yep, the ceiling paint will work fine.
 
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Old 07-09-05, 01:22 PM
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Thanks prowallguy! That makes it a lot easier than sanding, restaining, varnishing....
 
 

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