I am about to paint the trim in my stairway.. It has 2-3 coats of
paint. I know the top coat is a latex paint, and the bottom is lead
paint.. I did a swab test and found it out.
What would be best after washing down with a non-soapy detergent- a
light sanding, or using liquid sandpaper? I am going from a medium
blue to a bright semi-gloss white. Would priming be necessary?
1. Latex doesn't sand so use TSP ("liquid sandpaper") to kill any gloss.
2. No primer needed, it already has paint. You may need 2 coats of top
paint to hide the blue.
Opinion: putting latex on wood should be a flogging offense.
Well, since there is lead paranoia here, let me also say that I heard
that oil based paint is being phased out now.. So, eventually you are
going to be stuck using latex paint anyway.. Gotta go, my lead sundae
My crib was next to a window. If I got munchy during the night I'd get up
and gnaw on some of the 2" of lead paint on the sill. I still have all my
limbs and most marbles. I don't glow. Teeth are kinda beat though. I do
wonder why mom put the crib near the window though...
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