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Painting over a stained or varnished ceiling

Postby Paul1878 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:40 am

DIY novice here. I'm updating the kitchen and the ceiling is wooden panels of a brown varnished/stained colour. Can I paint directly onto it and if so what is the correct paint to use. If not, what steps do I take first before painting it.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:16 pm

Hi paul1878
Yes you can overpaint it but you will need to clean off all cooking residues first. Then sand down to provide a key before applying oil based undercoat then whatever top coat you desire high could be emulsion.
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