Is there a primer?

Old 06-22-08, 12:38 PM
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Is there a primer?

All the trim around my windows and doorways have a light stain and Polly over it. Is it necessary to sand before painting,or is there a primer that I can use?
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It would be wise to scuff sand the surface to help with bonding.Also a good quality primer is wise against poly especially if you're putting latex over it.

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It is also better to use a solvent based primer - they will adhere to the poly better than most latex primers and can be topcoated with latex, oil base or waterborne.

I typically scuff sand, wipe the woodwork down with a deglosser and prime with either pigmented shellac or an oil base primer and then apply 2 coats of enamel, sanding lightly between coats.

After the primer has dried and been sanded, caulking all the gaps/joints will result in a professional looking job.

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