We have oak paneling with a glossy surface. It is very time consuming to
try and sand an entire room and all of the grooves on the picture frame
molding before painting over it. Will Kilz primer allow me to skip the
process of sanding? Thanks.
Yes and / or no.
If the wood needs sanding to smooth it, then Kiltz or some other liquid
sandpaper will not help at all.
If all you want to do is remove the slick sheen so paint will adhere, then
Kiltz and most any other liquid sandpaper will do the job.
I painted my wainscoting. I sanded first, but only very lightly, just
enough so that the primer (Kilz) would adhere. Really only a very
light sanding with a sanding block. Then the Kilz, then the paint.
Worked fine and looks good.
No. A good paint job is all about preparation. Wash the surface with
TSP and rinse two times. All you need is a light sanding which is an
easier task than the washing/rinsing procedure. Read and follow the
directions on the can.
If the surface is free of grease, and if you have adequate ventilation while
doing the job, I'd put aside the Kilz and go with white pigmented shellac.
No deglossing, no sanding. Be aware that it is flammable so turn off all
sources of ignition.
Didn't know it was shellac. Any Kilz I ever used sure didn't smell like
alcohol and Kilz is a lot thicker. A quart of white pigmented shellac will
do an entire room. I never got that kind of distance with Kilz. Perhaps Kilz
grinds up the lac bugs into a different solvent? I just checked my can of
Kilz and it doesn't list the solvent.
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