CHIPPED PAINTWORK:

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by RONCHAM, 19 Jul 2014.

  1. RONCHAM

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    Hi all –

    Often when re-painting wooden doors etc. the existing paintwork can be prepared by simply rubbing down rather than stripping it all off. But if there are small areas where the paint has chipped off it is difficult to make these areas flush with the surrounding area. I thought maybe some local additional top coats might do it but current paints (especially water-based types) have insufficient body to build up enough thickness. Is fine surface filler any good? Or does anyone have any other tips to avoid the need to strip off all the old paint.

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    If its back to bare timber give it a quick spot prime with an acrylic primer. Next you have a choice, sikkens kodrin spachtel is a very good fine surface filler but you can use ordinary plaster type fillers to fill it flush without any adverse affects, i find wood fillers hard work at times, where as something like toupret fine surface does the job and is an easy rub down.
     
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    Hi - thanks for that information.
    Haven't heard of the products you mentioned (so presumably not sold in B&Q!) but probably stocked at a good builder's merchant.
     
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