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    Best way to paint stained wood?

    Painters & Decorators

    My stair case is currently dark brown stained wood. I would like the paint the handrail and the bottom black with white spindles. What paint and techniques would give the best finish?

    Asked by Joel on 28th Jan 2022
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    McDaniels Property Services

    "You’ll need to rub down and apply Zinsser stain block 1-2 coats then paint with Additional undercoat and topcoat as required"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    BL Decorating & Maintenance

    "Use zin bin primer red tin …must use that before undercoating as its a stain ..this will block the stain."

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Mike Jones painter and decorator

    "If it is a varnished finish rub through the topcoat to stop chipping and prime with Zinsser bin or coovar equivalent followed by suitable undercoat and finish coat."

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "all you need is to rub down well then 1 coat of sand and sealer then 2 coats of primer then 2 coats of satinwood or 1 coat undercoat and 1 coat of gloss"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Jason Cooke Decorating Services

    "You first need to sand it smooth get rid of any bumps fill any holes with ready-made interior powder( Johnstone's pro gold is good )filler. Caulk any joint gaps between spindles, handrail etc..
    When your filler and caulk are dry, sand to a smooth finish over the powder filler.
    Then use 2 coats of Zinsser Cover Stain ( you can tint it to your chosen colour)to prime the entire staircase.
    Use a good undercoat base and a satin finish ( if you go to any good paint shop, they will ask you what base ..ie...satin, gloss, semi-gloss ) they will then ask what tint/pigment you want, colour code this will be the same colour number for both undercoat and finish coat.
    I would use a variety of sash brushes( round brushes) and also a Ligger Brush to cut in your spindles.
    I would buy also 1 1/2 flat brushes for your flat areas near the treads.
    Decorating blanket on either side of the stairs.
    And enjoy 👍"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    m barnard

    "Sand then use a good undercoat followed by two coats of gloss"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Dw painting

    "Best way to paint stained woodwork is to prepare it with sandpaper dust off and apply a coat of aluminium primer first then you should be able to apply chosen paint to finish"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    The Shiny Touch

    "I have used satin paint to complete the same its a lovely finish"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    BBFM2021

    "Hi, this will need to be sanded down to make it smooth then apply paint.."

    Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Constantin nafornita

    "Rub down whatever you wanna paint ... Use oil-based undercoat or Zinsser ( red and black tub ) and use oil-based topcoat ( 2 coats you need ) .it can be anything satinwood, eggshell or gloss ... Good luck"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

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