DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Painting doors, door frames and skirting boards?


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Decorating and Painting
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
matmushroom

from United Kingdom

Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 47
Location: Norwich,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:22 pm Reply with quote

Hi,

Looking for some tips and advice.

Our current house has a lot of dark stained wood doors/skirting, it also has a dark stained staircase. Personally I don't like it, I find it dark and dirty looking and I'm looking to paint them a nice clean White.

So....I'm thinking about painting it all, but not to sure where to start..

1: painting the doors will be simple, but painting the frames and skirting will be tricky. Does anyone recommend using tape to mask the painted elements from the walls...if so what tape?

2: I'm thinking a satin finish would be best, but can anyone recommend a good paint. Ideally (unless someone tells me it's a silly idea) I'd like to stick to water based acrylic paints.

3: will a light sand and clean be enough, should I go further and take it right back to the wood (that would be a massive undertaking) or can I get away with primer first?

Think that's it off the top of my head, if anyone can think of anything else it really appreciate it!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
edphill

from United Kingdom

Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Posts: 22
Location: Dorset,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 2 times

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:45 am Reply with quote

I agree - not a fan of dark wood unless in a lovely old house and been there hundreds of years.

1. Standard masking tape you can buy from B & Q will do just fine. I would recommend taping around the edge of the frame carefully and ensuring it is pressed down. Paint on the first coat - and then peel the masking tape off straight away before the paint has dried. If you wait until the paint dries then you will almost certainly peel off a load of paint at the same time!

Then repeat the masking and painting process for the remaining coats.

2. Satin should be fine - just get an easy clean version because doors and door frames always get grubby. You can always go eggshell if you want a more matt finish.

However, as you're painting onto a wood surface, you will need to use a primer/undercoat first to give a base for the paint to stick to.

3. A light sand with a relatively rough grit paper (24 grit or so) will give you a key and then go over with a smoother paper 60 or so) but it really depends on what is on the wood - if it's varnish you will need spend more time sanding, it depends if the stain is hydrophobic or not. Either way it should be fine.

The only other thing I will say is I wouldn't recommend painting stair treads if that's what you intend to do - painted stairs never last and you will end up putting carpet down or sanding them back to wood (or repainting every 3 months!)

Hope this helps.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
joe-90

from United Kingdom

Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 29255
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 855 times

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:52 am Reply with quote

24 grit???? FFS that's rougher than gravel off the road. icon_rolleyes.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
matmushroom

from United Kingdom

Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 47
Location: Norwich,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:44 pm Reply with quote

cheers, chaps -

Can anyone recomend a primer and paint to use?

Id like to avoid oil based paints idealy, but I heard mention of latex or acrilic paints. Are they hard wearing enough?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
WabbitPoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 26 Feb 2005
Posts: 2132
Location: Gwynedd,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 107 times

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:18 pm Reply with quote

joe-90 wrote:
24 grit???? FFS that's rougher than gravel off the road. icon_rolleyes.gif


I think you know he mis-typed "240" grit.... icon_confused.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Decorating and Painting All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Sanding door frames and skirting boards help 17 4200 Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:46 pm
Painting skirting, doors and door frames 2 200 Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:05 pm
Painting skirting and door frames 8 980 Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:41 am
How to smooth very bad skirting and door frames 4 780 Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:10 am
door frames, skirting picture rail 2 300 Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:49 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.