we have a georgian cottage with a softwood entrance door which the previous owners have varnished, but wearing off.
I want to restore this door and paint it red; can anyone advise what I need to do, should I sand or strip the varnish off; and is it aluminumum primer I should use to prevent any left over varnish coming up as yellow?
Hi, Just to add a bit â€¦.. Generally speaking varnish is just paint without the colour â€“ if you see what I mean. Youâ€™d be very unlucky if you didnâ€™t get away with just sanding the existing varnish (to rough it up a little bit, not remove it), priming any bare wood, and then an undercoat and a couple of top-coats.
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