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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Question Refinishing Trim. Need Primer?

    I'm working on stripping the 8 layers of paint on the molding of the 1910 victorian we just bought. The paint is thick and cracking in the grooves of the molding. There was a clear finish on the wood, then an unknown type of paint, and finally latex on the topmost layer. I've got most of it down to bare wood. Unfortunately I have no idea what kind of wood it is. All I know is that it seems fairly hard, and is quite dark, like milk chocolate.

    Do I need to prime before repainting, and if yes, what type of primer? Refinishing w/ clear coat is not something we're interested in. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Refinishing Trim. Need Primer?

    Personally I would rather see a clear coat go on first, it makes it easier for the next person if they want to go natural. It sounds like you have walnut wood work.
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Sand Springs, OK

    Default Re: Refinishing Trim. Need Primer?

    my heart is screaming, *Noooooo don't paint it again* but if you must go with the clear coat first.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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