Undercoat for Satinwood

8 Dec 2008
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United Kingdom
I've got skirting and architrave to paint, which I intend to do with satinwood. Now, at the moment, the wood is bare. I've treated the knots, and what I wanted to know is, can I use a waterbased acrylic quick drying undercoat primer since it is bare wood, and then doublecoat with the satinwood? Also, which is better to use, waterbased or solventbased satinwood? Thanks
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Its fine to use a water based primer ,I find that with satinwood you would get a good finish if you use the primer first,then sand down gently and apply a second coat of the primer/undercoat.When this is dry it should give you a very good base to then apply either water based or solvent based stinwood.Because you are working with new wood the extra coat of primer/undercoat will ensure a great finish !
As for using either water based or solvent satinwood it really is a case of personal choice,water based to me tends to smell less,but with satinwood the drying time is similar with both products nowdays.

Good luck,Phill

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