Painting Wood Veneered Door

6 Jan 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi, I am planning to paint all of the interior doors in my house, as it seems to be cheaper than getting new doors.

They are wood effect (veneer) hollow doors and I would like to paint them white with a satin finish.

Can anyone recommend the best combination of primer, undercoat and finish to achieve the best results (with cost in mind!)

Any advice would be gratefully recieved :LOL:

Many Thanks

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If they have been varnished, if it was me, I would rub down with sand paper and put two coats of white undercoat and two coats of white satin or gloss paint. I’m not a fan of water basted paints that you can wash brushes out with water. I like the oil basted paints that you wash the brushes out with white sprit.
A good primer is crucial here...but as Welsted says give em a good rub down, in the direction of the grain.

You could go for a coat of Dulux super grip or melamine primer of some sorts.

Alkali resisting primer that has been thinned aby about 305 it very good too

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