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New internal grained effect panel doors - painting?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by JohanJones, 24 Jan 2016.

  1. JohanJones

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    Hi all,

    Just bought a few cheap doors, unfortunately to get the sizes I wanted I had to buy the grained affect type.

    Having said that, they do look good and already have what appears as a non shinning coat of paint.

    Other than there being no shine, do I assume that this is just a base coat and still need a coat of paint (gloss or satinwood) on top of that...or is it standard for them to be left like that?

    It will eventually be let out to rent. The rest has new architrave and skirtings painted with primer, undercoat and gloss.

    Many thanks

    Johan
     
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    Usually undercoat and gloss. The new doors are only in a primer with raw edges. You can use oil based or water based paint.
     
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    Except for the pre-finished doors which do have a very light sheen to them. These are usually more expensive than the primed doors and, as you say there is no sheen, I doubt these are what you have.
     
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    Thank you both, very helpful.

    As you say they are "raw" at the edges...although there is a "very slight" sheen!

    I think the chances are that this is just a primer on them due to the price and that the paint on them does not quite get to the edges...so think that would be the raw bit you refer to!

    Thanks again.
     
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    The edges are usually raw because when they are fitted invariably they would need planing to fit the opening. They then would be primed and coated up with extra coats of your chosen finish.
     
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