Has anyone painted the faux wood trim you buy at home depot/lowes? It
appears to be just wood trim with a thin paper wrapping over it. I have it
throughout the entire house and I hate it. I want white trim.
Can I just paint over it? Will it bleed through? If I prime it with Killz2
Premium will I bet OK?
Replacing it with new trim is a lot of money and work (all those miter
joints!!) so I'm hoping there is some painting method that will work.
Did it really require 2 coats of each? I threw 1 coat of semi-gloss paint
ont op of a clean piece of trim, non roughed up via sand paper. It's
obvious it would need a second coat, but doesn't look like it needs more for
even coverage. I'm just worried about it peeling/flaking off.
I did another spot with Killz2 Premium, which is white nad looks just like
the single layer of paint. I'm going to throw 1 coat of paint on top of that
and I think that might give me the coverage I need.
2+2 seems like overkill,b ut if that's what it requires, at least I know.
Did you do any prep work on the trim such as a light sanding? How did you
decide on 2 primer and 2 paint? Did you just do it that way or did you do
If your not sure it bonds dont do anything till you are sure. If it
peels after it cures you will be putting up new trim or paying nearly
that much in refinishing. Read labels , try a spot, talk the the primer
company or call a real paint store. Plastics can be tough. Some require
i'm not saying it 'requires' 2 coats of each. im just saying that you could
probably do your cat with 2 coats of each even while it was still alive so
thats the worst case <g>
that said, normally i suggest 2 coats of each for everything simply because
i hate painting. it MIGHT last with less. you may be able to get away with
the thinnest possible coating that makes it look decent. but it WILL last
with 2 coats of each and it will look that way for a long long time. you've
already got the room ready for painting, the brush is right there, the paint
it out. it takes very little additional time to double double it as
compared to a single coat of each.
but hey in the end, paint it til it looks good, and if it starts looking
crappy, do it again. its paint. eventually it will have to be redone no
matter what you do...
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