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Painting a front door

Postby rnatherton » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:06 am

Hi - first-time poster - we've moved into a new house and I want to paint our front door. At the moment it looks like it's just had a varnish put on it but no paint. There's no glass. Can you tell me what process I need to go through, do I need to put a sealant on, then undercoat then paint the door? Do I need a special kind of paint? All help gratefully received.
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Postby thedoctor » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:25 am

Sand the door down with fine sandpaper and then wipe over with a rag dipped in white spirit to degrease the door. Then apply 2 coats of wood primer, a coat of wood undercoat, sanding lightly in between coats. Then you will be ready to paint with whichever top coat you require.
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Postby seamus13 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:31 pm

If the door has already been painted, does anything need to go on before the new paint?
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