painting windowsills


Old 04-04-13, 03:36 PM
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painting windowsills

what type of prep do I need to do to paint over my stained/poly u window I need to just scuff them up or remove the old stain down to the bare .thankswood......the stain/poly is about 15 years old..
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Sanding and a solvent based primer. If you want to go the extra mile, wipe them down with a liquid deglosser prior to priming. As long as the poly is in decent condition there is no need to remove it. Expect to apply 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of finish, sanding lightly between coats.

Solvent based primer [oil base or pigmented shellac] can be top coated with oil base, latex or waterborne paint. The latter is my favorite but it is the most expensive of the 3
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Scuff sanding (180 grit) followed by an oil based primer, like SW Preprite Problock alkyd primer.
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