25 May 2004
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United Kingdom
I have a lot of skirting and door frames to paint they are pretty smooth but painted in gloss is there anything i can do so i wont have to sand them all down.Can i primer over the gloss (will the primer take to the gloss)and then repaint them with a matt white or off white dont like gloss much.
many thanks chris
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Always sand down before painting, then wash down using a sugar soap solution, allow to dry.

Then undercoat.

Then apply finish coat of your choosing!

It may seem like a lot of work, but if you do it correctly, it will look much better and last much longer than if you bodge it.

You will save time in the long run!

Glosswork usualy looks crap because it has been done poorly!

I use Dulux Professional undercoat and Dulux Professional liquid gloss, can't beat it.
i think it is true to say that painters and decorators say the job they do is 90% preperation
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