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How do you repair chipped paint?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by dazzystar, 14 May 2020.

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    Hi All,

    Some of the paint on our indoor windows sills has chipped off and I'd rather not have to strip the paint off the entire sill. What do you pro's suggest as to the ideal method repair?

    Cheers
    Daz
     
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    Sand to give a key, fill, sand and paint complete window cill.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks Andy but what filler would I use as the chips aren't very deep (primer plus a couple layers of top coat deep) at all and I was concerned that any kind of wood filler wouldn't have enough depth to 'grip'?
     
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    2 pack car filler is very good.

    Andy
     
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    I've got some Ronseal 2-pack epoxy wood filler but thought that may be a bit over the top but I'll take your advice and use that.
     
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    At the risk of being a pedant... The Ronseal is a polyester resin filler, not an epoxy resin. Regardless, assuming that you are filling chips in oil based paints the Ronseal will be ideal. If the existing paint is waterbased the filler might be too hard- as you sand it the waterbased paint may rip. In that case use a soft filler such as Toupret Redlite.

    The down side to using a soft filler is that it is more likely to be prone to denting.
     
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    Thanks for the reply opps. I'm pretty sure it was an oil based finish but the last time the windowsills were decorated was years ago. Nowadays I tend to only use water based as the drying time is faster and the cleanup of the brushes is so much easier!
     
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