painting over varnish

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Old 04-06-06, 06:47 PM
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painting over varnish

can a door sealed with thinned varnish be painted with either oil or latex paint?
 
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It would be best to prime it with an oil base primer, you can then use either oil or latex for the finish.
 
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this old door

the door has some really raised grain and feels what can only be described as "hairy" after sanding it down. is there anything i can put on it then sand to smooth it out, before painting it?
 
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Sand the door with 120 grit and then prime with oil base, sand again when dry. The door will then be slick and ready for paint.
 
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Originally Posted by john angone
the door has some really raised grain and feels what can only be described as "hairy" after sanding it down. is there anything i can put on it then sand to smooth it out, before painting it?
Normally this wouldn't be filled, it would be sanded
It should work as marksr described
 
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