Okay, I'm sure this has been answered before, but here goes...
I would like to repaint the door casings in my house. Here's the
The original casing was some sort of stained walnut looking stuff. This
place was built in 1976 - go figure. Anyway, how do I know this? Because
the previous owners painted over it with latex paint and without any sort
of primer and it's peeling off here and there. Mind you, not a lot, but it
is peeling off in places.
Here's my situation/question: I know that to get the best results, I
should use an oil based paint, but that would mean having to put a coat of
primer on the trim first. Even so, after I do this, I'll still see the
bumpy, textured look of the roller that they used to paint it some time
ago. So, if this is the case, then why bother to use the oil based paint
if I won't get a flat look in the end anyway?
Seeing how 99% of the latex is still there, should I just paint over it
with latex with a good brush and deal with the slightly textured look, or
should I invest the time and strip all of the paint off, apply a coat of
primer, and then a coat of oil based paint? Mind you, I'm not looking for
the best way, I'm merely looking for a good way. I have a day job so I
don't have days and weeks to spend on it.
As for the doors, I'm going to take those outside and spray them. Seems to
be an acceptable method. Any issues with this? BTW, the doors were also
painted with latex over mystery-substance, but nothing is peeling.
Thanks in advance for the advice, folks.