Peeling paint


Old 05-02-00, 05:22 AM
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Paint comes off of the interior doors in strips of this house we bought. Plan to strip and paint them again. Probably should use a primer of some sort? Not sure what kind of paint is underneath. Is there a generic primer to use on either latex or oil based paints? If I strip and then sand - would that be enough to make new latex paint adhere to doors? Sure don't want to do this twice.
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Old 05-03-00, 04:13 AM
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MaryP, without knowing just why the paint is peeling,its hard to make recommendations.

Are these doors painted or stained underneath the peeling paint? Are they bathroom/laundry room doors?

Go ahead and strip them. Then sand with 320 or 400 grit sandpaper. Make sure all the sanding dust is off. Prime with a good primer. I recommend Kilz, one of the zinsser primers (such as BIN), or Benjamin Moore's Fresh Start. A day or so after you prime the doors, lightly sand again with 400 grit. Paint with a quality latex paint.

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