painting interior shutters


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Old 03-22-00, 07:04 AM
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I have some interior wooden shutters that have been stained a walnut color. I would like to paint them an off-white color. How should I proceed? Do I need to sand, prime, sand again, and then paint? Should I use latex or oil? Any advice is welcome.
 
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Old 03-23-00, 09:22 PM
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Do I need to sand, prime, sand again, and then paint?
Sounds about right, but tack well after sanding.

Should I use latex or oil?
The trend is toward latex, however, if alkyd or oil is used the coating will be more durable. For even greater durablility and more chip resistance mix a 50-50 mix of industrial enamel and a standard grade enamel of the same brand.

If a few exist a 3" or 7" roller frame with a foam cover for inital spreading, then laying off with a good brush, will expedite things a little. If more than a few exist spraying for intial contact and then laying off with a brush will quicken the pace.

Thinning both oil primer and paint slightly with either VM&P Naptha or Gum Turpentine and then straining afterward results in a better finish.

 
 

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