Need Input Regarding Sanding Interior Trim Before Repainting It


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Old 04-04-19, 08:00 AM
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Need Input Regarding Sanding Interior Trim Before Repainting It

Currently I'm in the process of prepping to repaint the trim in my kitchen and I need advice.

Here are the details.

- trim is currently painted with oil based Benjamin Moore Imprevo oil paint that is shiny and smooth ( can't remember if its satin, semi-gloss or gross but definitely looks glossy)

- I'm in the process of sanding it

- I plan to put a coat of Kilz Original oil based primer over it to be followed with BM Advance semi-gloss water bourne enamel

Here is my concern:

I've tried sanding the old trim with every grit of sandpaper from 120 to 60. When I rubbed my finger over it the area sanded felt rough. But when I wiped off the sanding dust with a damp sponge the trim looked and felt smooth.

So I'm questioning whether I need to sand it more before I prime the trim?

Or am I over thinking this and the fine scratches created with the sandpaper despite the apparent smoothness will allow the oil primer to properly adhere?

I appreciate and need your input so I do not mess this up

Thank you
 
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Old 04-04-19, 08:28 AM
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You are over thinking it. I generally do a quick sand with 120 or 150 grit prior to applying the primer or next coat of paint. The minute sanding scratches are enough to promote adhesion.
 
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Old 04-04-19, 08:41 AM
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That's what I was hoping to hear. Thank you Mark
 
 

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