I would use a fairly course wet and dry abrasive paper normally used for cars. Use it wet with
A sponge and water and there will be no dust.
Then a sealer primer like Zinsser (all available from B&Q) two oil based under oats and two coats of
your chosen finishing coat ie either a satinwood or eggshell finish all oil based don t use quick drying
acrylics. A light rub down with the wet and dry and a wipe with a chamois or tack rag before the final
Hi Lorraine there are specialised primers, zinsser is the best,that allow you to paint directly on to problem surfaces without the need to key it first you then simply light sand in between coats to achieve your required finish in water based or solvent base paints ,hope this helps
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Hi,yes you have to rub it down to give it a key,don't
Bother with these paint that tell u otherwise they just chip
Off, what we do obviously wear a mask but put the
Hoover tube next to wear u are sanding to collect the dust
After run it down with some wire wool,wear glothes
Give it one thin coat of solvent undercoat not acrylic let it dry
Rub down lightly again and give 2 coats same undercoat
Then once dry 2coats top coat, hope this helps, Dave DC builders
Hi lorraine, yes you can rub this down by hand try using 100 grade sanding sheets.this will give you a good key without scoring the wood , then coat it with zinsers primer two coats of this then under coat & finish in satin or gloss you should achieve a good finish . Just give a small scuff over with sandpaper between every coat
Yes it can be done manually.
Best to use a light grade finishing paper 100 or 120 to lightly "key" the surface in the direction of the wood grain,
Never across it!
Wear a mask although there won't be a huge amount of dust.
Wipe down with white spirit.
Then use a good oil based primer, Zinsser tends to be a favourite.
Then apply two coats of oil based undercoat and top coat of your choice. (Gloss/eggshell/flat Matt)
It's a good idea to lightly sand and clean with white spirit between coats to get a perfect finish but not essential.
Hope this is helpful!
All the best.
Richard the decorator.
Yes you can sand down by hand but would advise a mask, use a fine sandpaper, then apply a primer.
wash with white spirit cloths, and use a Tack cloth before applying your top coats, this should ensure a nice clean surface for you to paint, good luck.