I've been a lurker ever since the woorworking bug bit me so consider me
I'm attempting to paint some wood podiums, columns, and trim I recently
installed. I would like to get the best results from painting and could
use some guidance especially after I trashed the previous installation
by using 100% silicone caulk! (yeah I know)
I'll be using Kilz Oil based primer and some semigloss oil based paint
to make these items stand out in the room.
Does the wood (it's pine) need to be sealed or anything before painting
? If so, seal it with what ? I noticed one piece of casing was leaking
sap. Also what other preparations would I need to do ? (sanding, wipe
material down with some solution ?)
Also, there will be caulking involved to hide some gaps from the
moldings to celing with paintable caulk this time. Do I caulk first or
paint first then caulk?
As you can see I could use some guidance. Thanks in advance.