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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Location: Conyer, Kent
My front door needs a new look, water has got behind the varnish and stained the wood. My plan was to rub it down to give a key and use some undercoat to seal off the varnish, then paint over the top.

What do you think? will the paint be OK over the varnish with under coat or do I need to completely strip the varnish off?

Ta Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Key the surface then start off with primer, then two coats of undercoat, then top coat. Flat back after the second undercoat.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Use good quality weather shield type paint for a longer lasting and better result.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Any areas where the water has got behind the varnish needs to be stripped back to bare wood and primed with aluminium primer. In fact, I'd prime the whole door with it then one coat undercoat, two gloss. De-nib and key between coats too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:10 am 
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thanks guys, its amazing the advice you can get from a cycling forum!!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:06 pm 
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The company is a bit far from you maybe but this should give you an idea of the type of product your needing
http://www.frenchpolishes.com/acatalog/ ... ishes.html

Which way is the door facing N,E,S, West ? always in the sun? Prevailing wind ?


Will you be putting it on with an R in the month :P


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