Dealing with emulsion painted over gloss

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  1. Mark-B

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    Evening all,

    The previous owner of our house seems to have thought it a good idea to paint a lot of skirting, doors and architrave that was originally gloss with emulsion. I want to repaint with gloss, preparing the surface by rubbing down but the emulsion just clogs the sand paper. Does anyone have a good method for removing the emulsion without ending up with clogged sand paper or flakes of paint everywhere? I'm worried the gloss will peel off if I just paint over the emulsion, it was just painted on without any prep - the surface underneath is still shiny.

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    Mark
     
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    Buy a punch hole type orbital sander, one with a vacum clearner attachement.

    With the doors, you could use a local dip and strip service- most are in the region of £15-20 a door.

    If you really must hand sand, then start with a 60 or 80 which won't clog so badly.
     
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