Yet another post for advice one decorating my flat..!
Is it essential to sand down and re-prime door frames before repainting them
?? I'll be doing them in a very similar colour to what they are now.
No. I just wash my paintwork down with sugar soap to get any grease etc off
(especially in the kitchen) lightly sand for a key and then gloss. If there
are chips in the original top coat you'll need to deal with these first
tho'. You'll need the primer here.
Thanks for the advice - am I best buying sugar soap from a local shed, or
can I make it with.. erm.. sugar and soap (spot the beginner..!!) ??
The paintwork / woodwork is in good nick as its only a few years old - just
the wrong colour !
No, sugar soap has nothing to do with sugar. Washing powder etc are
effective too, but need to be rinsed off thoroughly. The plus with
sugar soap is that remaining traces wont muck about with the paint.
If you are painting, say, an eggshell finish over an existing gloss
finish, you're best to lightly sand, and the use an undercoat first.
This will give the best finish.
Does anyone know any good "how to paint" websites? I googled, but get
loads of hits about paintshop pro, and painting paintings, not walls!
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