How to Prime molding


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Old 03-31-02, 11:30 AM
Lovstolaf
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Question How to Prime molding

Hello.

I am painting the trim around my windows white (currently they are oak, I believe). I have removed them from the wall and am priming them first.

As I started the first one I realized I'm not sure if I need to cover completely with the primer or do I just "slap it on". Can anyone help me quick?

Thank you.
 
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Old 03-31-02, 01:26 PM
KeithP
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What kind of primer do you have? Was the oak varnished?
 
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Old 03-31-02, 04:38 PM
Lovstolaf
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Keith,

Thanks for the response. I am using Zehring (sp?) acrylic primer and yes they are stained.

maria
 
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Old 03-31-02, 04:54 PM
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Sorry Maria, I'm not familiar with Zehring products, (maybe another forum reader is) but it should tell you on the label that it designed to adhere to glossy surfaces (such as varnish). I'd first lightly sand the old clear finish, removing the dust with a tack rag or damp cloth and allow to dry before priming the entire piece. The primer is important as the foundation for your paint to adhere to. Best of luck.
 
 

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