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  • 03-01-2023 10:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ starlight09

    Hi, I would like to paint our interior doors. They are pine wood which I varnished years ago. I have attached a picture of them. Any suggestions please from anyone that had success with this


  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭ Pistachios & cream

    I recommend you check out Carlow paint hub on Instagram. They have guides etc on how to do this. A lot depends on whether you used oil or water based varnish before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ starlight09

    Thank you for replying. I used oil based varnish. I will check out Carlow paint.

  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭ Pistachios & cream

    You will need to use a primer that’s specific for covering oil based varnish and has blocking properties. The guys in the paint hub will let you know exactly which ones to use for your type

  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ starlight09

    Thank you

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ sniperman

    being a painter for 35 years,i have done tons of these doors,looks like they are glossed,so either use BIN primer/sealer,2 coats,and one finish coat,or 2 coats of oil based undercoat,2 coats finish,i would lightly sand between coats with a fine sanding sponge,and use a a medium pile radiator roller for best results,gives a nice flat finish,and also remove handles,,the knots in the wood wont bleed through the oil based paints, useing the BIN primer be aware it drys very fast,and has a strong you have to work quickly,but it is good stuff,all the best

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