I am about to embark on painting the woodwork in our front room. NOOOOO i hear you all cry. But yes, I am. Our front room is a bit too dark, the door is a different colour to the skirting, all of which is a different colour to the wooden floor. So, it is all going. Apart from the floor.
I have sanded down the wood as per Mr B&Q man's advice, and then cleaned them of all dirt etc. They are now ready to be primed/undercoated in prep for the Gloss that is going on.
The door frame of the front room however is already painted a white/cream gloss. So my question is...Do I
a)sand down door frame, then prime, then gloss
b) sand down door frame, then just gloss it without priming.
c) not bother sanding it down, just apply primer/undercoat then gloss.
d) not bother to sand or prime/undercoat, just paint gloss over paint already there.
Answers quickly please, I want to get started when DD has her nap.
just white, we have been renovating this massive house for ages, its such a old house that we have to brighten everything up...so all my old wood work is white now and walls cream, just to get light back in, once we have done that we will go around adding colour to the rooms because once you have a neutral base you can do anything!
barbie - thats like us. Our hallway is next, lovely wood everywhere, but it is soooooooooo dark, so it is all going to be white. I have seen some paint that reflects the light back into the room, looks might try that on the walls...
Stealth - thank you for b) less work, which is good
Lady - many thanks for your tips, they will be used as there are a couple of awkwards bits (although mostly the awkwards bits are my DH and DD!).
Hubby's public liability specifically rulesout him using a blowtorch.
LOL I got the impression you werent a blowtorch kind of girl
I loathe the prep and the cleaning up afterwards but im afraid its a necessary evil otherwise you just spend ages looking at the shoddy job you have done thinking "I wish id rubbed down" then end up doing a second time.
I have just sanded it down. Was going to be a quick rub down, but apon looking, there were indeed some bumps and runs from the crap job the last person did .
So I have worked a bit harder and it is now nice and smooth. I also noticed the little metal thing that the doorlatch goes into, took that off. Would not have noticed it until I went to paint over it! (it has already been painted over, I shall get a new one to replace, just like the old handles).
My friend has just phoned, when I told her I was about to start on the front room she told me off as she wanted to help...she is on her way over !!
She was phoning to see if I wanted to go for a Halloween drink. Instead, she is bringing her pumpkin and we are going to wear pumpkin hats and eat ghoulish sweets while we paint!