Painting over Minwax Wood Finish Product


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Old 08-07-10, 09:08 AM
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Painting over Minwax Wood Finish Product

Five years ago I brushed a couple coats of Minwax Wood Finish on my bathroom vanity doors and frame. Now the War Dept. wants the vanity, mirror frame, and all the other bathroom accessories painted high-gloss white.

I'm thinking about using the alkyd paint I have (exterior) but I don't want to have to sand the old surface first if I can get away with it.

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Old 08-07-10, 09:34 AM
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It's always best to sand first!

The only way I'd consider skipping the sanding would be to wipe the finish down with a deglosser before applying the primer.

Also I'd consider using a waterborne enamel [or a high grade latex enamel] It won't be quite as shiny as oil base enamel but it won't yellow as it ages - oil enamel will yellow

edit; I just realized you said exterior oil base paint. I wouldn't use it on the interior for 2 reasons. Exterior paints are allowed to off gas more than interior [only a short term issue] and exterior paints are formulated to withstand the elements and doing so sacrifices their ability to combat the harsher wear that interior wood will recieve.
 
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I bought a can of deglosser and will see how that works, but I think I'll wind up by sanding afterall. And I'll go with the latex as well.
 
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Whenever I paint over poly/varnish, I like to sand it first and then use the deglosser to both wipe off the sanding dust and to soften the poly for better adhesion.

Be sure to read the deglosser label. There is a specific time frame in which you paint/prime over the current finish.
Almost forgot - be sure to have fresh air ventilation! - the odor is pretty potent
 
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Yeah, oil based paint is not a good choice for white - also, water based coatings have improved enough in recent years to make them the better choice most of the time anyway

Seriously, though - cover good wood with paint? I hate it every time I hear that....
 
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But Mitch, he's just following orders
and if he's like me - it's best to not upset the cook
 
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Maybe that's why I'm divorced and you're not

I never was any good following orders if I didn't agree with them

The really sad part is how much of this same behavior I see in my daughter
 
 

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