Satinwood over gloss

30 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom
Hi guys,

While decorating a bedroom, I took the windowsill, skirting and architrave back to bare wood. It was a miserable job, and I'm never doing it again, but it looks nice enough - although the gloss did cover a multitude of sins.

The other wants to move, and I'm not replacing/stripping the rest of the rooms. I was thinking about painting them with water-based satinwood, which will require a primer over the now bare wood - I'll probably use Zinsser 123.

Question: if I wanted the rest of the house to match, can one just sand down traditional gloss, then repaint with water-based satinwood? I figure I'd probably need a primer first.

If neither is likely to work well, I might just give in and re-gloss the bedroom trim.
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I'd just do all the skirting boards with Johnstone's Aqua undercoat and then Johnstone's Aqua Satin. The undercoat will adhere to bare wood and to any oilbased satin assuming it has been sanded down.
Hi there,

Thanks a lot for your reply; it's good to know that I won#t have to spend quite as long on it.

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