Painting stained trim & damaged bay

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Painting stained trim & damaged bay

Post by jstrez77 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:15 am

All my trim in the house is stained but I want to paint it white so two questions. Can I just prime & paint over the stain or do I have to sand first?
Second, I'm trying to figure out if I can just paint over my bay window. It has lots of scratches in the wood and some water damage. I was thinking of using wood filler and just painting over. Do you think that would work or do I have to replace the wood?
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Re: Painting stained trim & damaged bay

Post by Shannon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:13 am

All the items you mentions need to be sanded enough to dull the shiny finish and then you can fill any scratches and sand them. Once that is complete I would use a Primer like Kills, or Bin123 to seal them If the mouldy areas on the windows bleed through the primer after its dry, prime again..After that dries you can paint.
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Re: Painting stained trim & damaged bay

Post by Aaron » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:22 am

The Zinsser BIN white-pigmented shellac primer is what I'd go with for sure.

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