Refinishing help

Old 10-21-07, 05:35 AM
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Refinishing help

We are planning to paint our stained/varathaned handrail & pickets.
Please can someone advise if it is easier to remove all the pickets & handrail and use the liquid sander or am I better off to sand the pickets & hope to remove the finish to prepare for paint?
Old 10-21-07, 06:05 AM
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I'd paint them in place! They can be sanded well enough in place so you can coat them with a solvent based primer. You don't need to remove all of the varnish/poly, just sand off most of the sheen. Wiping it down with a deglosser like liquid sandpaper is also a good idea prior to priming.

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