Painting a wood railing


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Old 05-03-21, 06:59 AM
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Painting a wood railing

Hi. We just had our finished basement painted, and we did the doors in a nice dark blue semigloss.

We also asked him to paint the railing (wood handrail) in the same blue. The handrail is a typical wood rail that had been stained. He sanded it, primed it, but then painted it using the white semi-gloss baseboard paint, rather than the blue.

Can we just paint over it with the blue, or would it need to be primed again first? And, in any case, if/when we paint it, would you recommend a roller or a brush? I assume roller to avoid brush strokes but I wasn't certain.

Painting was completed a couple of days ago.

Thank you.
 
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Old 05-03-21, 07:12 AM
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Primer helps paint adhere better to the "item" so that has been done, paint to paint is good.

Just sand it down to a dull finish and clean off the dust.

Personally I would use a brush, sounds way to small for roller and if your using good paint and a good brush, paint strokes should never be an issue!
 
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A scuff sand before applying the blue is sufficient. I'd also recommend using a brush.
 
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Great, thank you. I'll give it a try.
 
 

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