Mahogany stair case

26 Jul 2015
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I need to paint this staircase white satinwood.


Best advice on primer/undercoat

I've got a tin of dulux 2in1 primer trade already for other bits round the house, i was wondering if i go with a tin of zinsser bin first, then this then two satinwood coats?
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Zinsser 123, BIN, or Coverstain will all be ok as a primer for this after it has been prepped up, sanding ,degreasing etc. then two or three topcoats of what ever you want. A water based topcoat would be best.
I did this one a couple of months ago.


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Cheers man, what sort of brush do you use? One of the glossing pointy type?
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If your using water based paint you really need a synthetic bristle brush. I only use Purdy or Proform Blaze. It pays to use a decent brush.

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