Painting over hardwood?


Postby Franc » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi,
We have a hardwood staircase, which I love but my wife hates. She would like it to be white, however, I think it would be impossible to do this as the hardwood would keep coming through the white paint especially on the stair rails. As my wife has severe Asthma, I have to be careful what products I use. I use Ecos paint around the home which is odorless. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Thanks,
Franc
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Postby gwb » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:04 am

make sure you give the timber a light sand to allow the paint to get a key.try using a grey primer first at least two coats once dry lightly sand and then apply two to three coats of white u can also apply a clear sealing coat to it to help protect the paint.
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Postby Timberjack13 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:43 am

I would defo used an undercoat of something if u plan to keep the white and dont want the hardwood to come through... :wink:
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Postby carpstu » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:51 pm

[quote="Timberjack13"]I would defo used an undercoat of something if u plan to keep the white and dont want the hardwood to come through... :wink:[/quote]

you need to use aliminum primer to cover hard wood if you
want it to stick
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