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    Preparing a table before gloss finish application

    Painters & Decorators

    Should I prepare a table before painting if it’s got a gloss finish?

    Asked by Charles on 29th Jan 2021
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    "Yes lightly sand down with fine sandpaper and fill in any imperfections, then give the table a coat or two of primer undercoat before final gloss coat"

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    SM decorating

    "To gain a professional finish every painting job needs preparation. A surface to be painted needs to be clean and dirt/dust free.

    Always apply an undercoat and sand between coats."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Bac2new decorators

    "Hi, if you are going back over with a gloss finish then just key the old gloss and apply top coat use a tack cloth to get rid of dust etc

    Bac2new decorators"

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Abermaw Decorating Ltd

    "Yes, absolutely.

    First of all, wipe it clean, then sand it down with a medium/light grit sandpaper to provide a 'key' (120 grit should do), then apply a coat of undercoat.

    Once that's dry, very lightly sand again to remove and lumps and bumps, dust over and wipe clean, then apply your top coat."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Wiktor Zoltowski

    "Hello, you should wipe the entire table with fine sandpaper, then wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth, after thorough drying you can paint"

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Ben Freislich-Mills Painting

    "Hi! You should always prepare any surfaces you are going to paint, even more so when using gloss finishes. The higher the sheen of paint, the more small blemishes will show up! Always make sure rough edges are smoothed out, then remove any dust/oily substance from the surface before priming any bare timber. Then apply your top coats until you are happy with the finish (usually 2-3 coats)!"

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Edwards Decorating

    "Yes, you should always give a light rub down with low grit sandpaper before applying the undercoat & gloss finish."

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    SandK Interior and Exterior

    "Yes please sand down the table with fine sanding paper and make sure all dust is cleaned off before any painting.
    Use primer and undercoat before glossing and I hope this will help"

    Answered on 6th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Kledi Construction Ltd

    "You must rubdown before undercoat and after finish glossing"

    Answered on 7th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Dorin's Services

    "Definitely yes! You must remove where possible the old paint, to repair eventually cracks and holes before priming and painting."

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report

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