NEW PRIMED DOORS AND SKIRTING BOARD

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  1. Stefania

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    Hi!

    I would like to ask what is the process in painting the doors and the skirting board?
    They are already primed. I had to fill the skirting board where the screws were and in other few places with wood filler.
    Now I tried to sand it down with 180 sanding paper but the primer comes off as well around the filler.
    I also watched a video on YouTube and said that is better to sand the skirting after every coat of paint. Is that true? So I have to do this even with the doors and the frames?

    I attached two pictures with them.


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    Light sanding gives a better finish, have you sealed the knots with a blocker.
     
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    Not yet. I am planning to give a sanding to all of them and after apply the Knotting.
    Thank you!
     
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    You can't light sand that filler. Best thing to do is sand it right down where the filler is flush with the rest of the skirting board and then use a primer over the top.
    Dab any knots first.
    You could always use a water based primer / undercoat. And then a couple of coats of your chosen too coat. Very light sanding between coats.
    As for the door I would also use the primer /undercoat and then your top coats.
     
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    Thank you so much! Yes, it is not a light sand. I have patches where I had the screw holes because the primer came off. I will put primer on those first and after a coat of primer all over.
     
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    I have an undercoat from Dulux and the top coat it's eggshell from Dulux.
     
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