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And ideas for paint/sealant to stop this stain seepage?

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Draylon Tue 23-Aug-16 09:52:37

We've taken off our wall-to-wall stairs carpet (20 year old 'estate' house), and we're replacing it with a carpet runner and stair rods, so the sides of the treads and risers will need glossing where they're now exposed. They've been painted before, but the issue is the old carpet underlay, green, had decayed and left yellow 'oily' looking marks on the woodwork. After a bit of sanding and prepping, I've painted the sides of the treads with Dulux Once satin- but I've noticed that the yellowish stain has come through! I don't have the time (or inclination!) to sand 14 treads and risers back to bare (cheap, not attractive) wood in order to start from scratch, so-

Can anyone recommend me a paint or sealant I can now use to stop this yellowing coming through a second layer of Once?


RusholmeRuffian Tue 23-Aug-16 09:59:23

Try Zinser primer-sealer

wowfudge Tue 23-Aug-16 10:10:54

Or Polycell Stain Stop - probably cheaper. Apply with a small gloss roller as it is a bugger to put on smoothly with a brush due to being very viscous.

TollgateDebs Wed 24-Aug-16 14:26:16

Another recommedation here for Zinsser products. Brewers stock them and they are well worth the money.

Fayrazzled Wed 24-Aug-16 15:59:11

Definitely Zinsser. Their products are brill. I'd try Zinsser BIN or Bullseye 123 depending on whether or not you're putting a water based or oil based paint on top.

Draylon Wed 24-Aug-16 17:42:55

Thanks for the advice, all!

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