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Preparation for Painting

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by DIYamTrying, 10 Jun 2021.

  1. DIYamTrying

    DIYamTrying

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    Hello

    My front door is painted a traditional period colour - I think it is British Racing Green (the door is an original Victorian over 120 years old). I want to change it to a nice traditional Navy Colour.

    Once fully rubbed down, filled etc - do I apply a grey undercoat before applying two coats of topcoat?

    Many thanks
     
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    You can use a grey undercoat.

    Or you can get a blue undercoat made up (give them the colour of the topcoat and they can find an appropriate undercoat).

    This way you may only need one topcoat. The problem with oil-based top coat is it takes a while to harden, so if you need to do any minor sanding before a second topcoat, you risk damaging the first topcoat - which is hard to put right.

    Be sure to prime all bare wood.
     
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    Thank you. Appreciated.
     
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