I could do with some advice on how to paint varnished wood. I also have a couple of questions. I have done a google search on this news group for answers but there seem to be a number of solutions to my problem so I could do with a little clarification.
Basically, the house I am looking to purchase has the following
- brown skirting boards - brown panel doors - brown wooden stair banister. This is a really really deep brown colour.
Im no expert at all on wood, but I imagine that all of the above was originally light coloured wood when it was fabricated and was then stained to make it the current colour. Does this sound correct?
What I would like to look at doing is making all of this white. Can all of the above listed areas be easily turned white including the panel doors?
Reading other posts it seems that there are a couple of ways to do this. The first way seems to be to sand down the surface so the new primer/paint has something to key to. Do I need to fully sand down the surface or just "rough" the surface up.
Presumably I need to apply a primer before paint?
The second method appears to be to buy some special paint/primer(?) and just apply that to the current surface and then just gloss paint over it. How effective is this method and is it more cost/time effective that sanding the surface down?
Thanks in advance for any help,