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A quick painting question

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Mottie, 26 Aug 2021.

  1. Mottie

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    I’ve got a chippy coming next week to fit a pair of oak rebated doors and I want to paint the existing frame white before he comes. I’ll be removing the stops and painting the frames and the stops separately so the stops can be fitted after the doors are done. Can I paint straight on to the existing frame or will it bleed through? I have some clear varnish - should I seal them with that first?

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    Zinsser BIN primer, (y)
     
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    Too late. I’ve started with some light cream emulsion! Should be okay when I give it a couple of coats of white satinwood. I hope. :whistle:
     
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    Emulsion on wood?!?!?! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I had a decorator mate years ago and he said it’s okay to use emulsion on wood - as long as it’s indoors. I’ve done that for the last 35 years although only ever on new, raw wood that was being used indoors with no problems. I was just concerned that the dye/stain on the frame would bleed through. Anyway, I didn’t have any white emulsion so I used a drop of light cream. Just done my second coat of emulsh! Looking good. :)

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    I'll be giving it a couple of coats of white satinwood next. I should take this up for a living……….
     
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    I always wondered why some bodgers were happy with their own work.
    Now I know it's a matter of setting the standards...:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Oh, I can go quite low. :whistle:
    First coat of satinwood - done! I’ll just take the dog out for a walk and maybe finish the second coat after my tea. I’m on a roll!
     
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    Give it a coat of gloss varnish at the end, just to throw it in the mix :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I might try some stripes. :rolleyes:
     
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    Two coats of emulsion, two coats of satinwood so the frame is basically done. I’ve removed and painted the stops separately and they can be refitted when the doors are hung. I’ll give it one more coat when the doors are done and post up my results!
     
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    Post a pic when you've knocked it with the Hoover!
     
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    We’ve got a Dyson cordless, no real weight to knock anything. I’ve done the same on all our door frames over the years and can’t remember suffering any damage even when we dragged a Henry around.
     
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    Fair enough. Us decorators on hear would advise a primer but each to their own.
     
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    Maybe emulsion is the new primer :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    It’s always been the interior primer of choice in my houses since 1984! (y)
     
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