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Stained Wood

Posted by Elin Marks, on
What is the best and cheapest way to cover up/get rid of stained wood? We have stained skirting boards through out the house, stained internal doors and same for fitted wardrobe doors.
Marek Kluk

Marek Kluk

Hi Elin, Best way what u need to do put sanddown put undercoat and 2 coats of satin, eggshell or gloss Thanks Mark Kluk Forrest Fox Painting and decorating
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Hi Elin If the stained woodwork has been varnished you can apply a Zinsser primer without sanding, and then one or two coats of Acrylic primer undercoat and a top coat of your choice, either white spirit based or water based. If there is no varnish you will not need the Zinsser as it is expensive. A.L. SMITH DECORATORS,ESSEX, Est 1980
Tony Priestley

Tony Priestley

HI, The best way is two coats of acrylic primer, then one solvent based undercoat, then apply tour chosen top coat finish, be sure to give a good sanding for this to key onto, Tony.
Michael Emery

Michael Emery

With respect to skirting boards, I apply two coats of acrylic undercoat, re-coat when dry, one coat of solvent undercoat can be applied when acrylic coats have dried, and either solvent gloss or satinwood to finish applied next day. Re your doors, many doors that are stained have a rough finish therefore sanding is required beforehand and the above procedure followed, I would suggest satinwood be applied to doors, more of a sheen finish Mick Emery Emery Painters Decorators
stephen paxman

stephen paxman

hello. you need to apply a good undercoat/primer like zinnster that you can get from a trade suppliers. then i normally give the wood a second undercoat with macpherson trade undercoat before applying a coat of one coat gloss or satinwood. hope this helps. kind regards stephen sjp decorating services halifax.

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