I have front door to paint.The paint on the door is quite good and I dont
really want to put a flat coat on and I am not keen on sandpapering.
I see focus has liquid sugar soap.Does sugar soap do the same job as
sandpaper? I would appreciate views on this.
No, it doesn't. Sugar soap cleans the paint and gets rid of grease etc,
whereas sandpaper levels irregularities and gives the next coat a key to
help it to stick. Ideally you should sugar soap then sandpaper but there's
not much point in sugar soaping if the paint is clean..
I've done many panelled doors and wrapping a right sized piece of the
paper round a small block of wood helps get into the difficult bits. Off cuts
of planed batten (say19x38x100) and window bead off cuts. Edges or
rounded edges clean up mouldings nicely. I use 80 grade paper for almost
everything but 120 grade might suit you better.
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