Gloss paint on exterior wood

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The wood on my exterior canopy above the front door still has the original white paint. Which isn't glossa d some areas have started to flake. So I'm considering peeling the paint in the areas where it's flaking with a heat gun and scraper. I want to put gloss white over it all. The areas that I strip back to bare wood, do I need primer before the gloss paint? And can I apply the gloss over the existing paint where it looks good still?

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You're probably better off removing all the old paint and using primer, as the paint that looks ok now could become detached and peel at a later date.
 
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Depends which exterior paint you use. Something like Superdec is self priming and undercoating, I think. Any loose paint still needs scraping/sanding to a sound surface though.
 

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