Painting over internal doors.

3 Feb 2009
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United Kingdom
I have brown wooden doors in my Bungalow, I think they are hollow with a wood veneer.

I would like to paint them all white.
What is the correct procedure?

I guess I need to lightly sand the surface to get a key.
Can I use white emulsion as the undercoat and then white gloss for the top coat?
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You need to give them a good sand down. No you cant use emulsion first. You need something that will grip the surface better, like Zinsser Gardz. This will seal the door and give a decent surface to undercoat and gloss onto.
It will just chip and peel off if you don't.
You need to sand them with an electric sander then use a couple of coats of oil undercoat applied with a roller. The gloss or satin.
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