painting over varnished bannisters

Postby roygam » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:44 pm

can anyone advise me of the best way to use white gloss paint over varnished[dark brown colour]bannister and spindles without stripping them[very long job]?
could liquid sander be used and what type of undercoat?
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Postby stevenc1603 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:23 am

You should only need to remove the sheen of the varnish so a thorough sand down will be a good start.

You'll then want to use a good quality undercoat. You may need 2 coats of this to hide the dark varnish below before finishing with your top coat, possibly 2.
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