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    Can I repaint over gloss paint on wood?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hello all,
    We are in the middle of planning some redecorating in the house at the moment and currently looking at what paints to use for skirting boards and doors right now.
    Some of them are bare wood and ready to be painted, while some already have a gloss paint applied to them previously.
    Should we remove the gloss paint from the already painted areas or just paint over them?
    Alternatively, we could use a different style of paint if that would better cover existing paint.
    If we need to remove the paint – what is the best option to do so, so that we can repaint again later?
    Any advice or past experiences would be great to hear about!

    Asked by Christian on 14th Oct 2019
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    FD Handyman Service

    "For new wood without paint, I recommend using an undercoat to make the paint stick well to the wood and you will have to paint it at least twice. For the already painted wood, I advise you to sand it well so as to create micro-scratches to make the paint cling well. If instead, you want to change colour, always sand the painted wood and use an undercoat of a similar colour that you will want to use and paint several times."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    South london property services ltd

    "Yes, you can overpaint on gloss but will need to sand the wood first. Also bare wood will need to be primed and undercoated."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2019 - Member since Jan 2017 - report

    "Yes, you can you will need to give existing woodwork a light sand so that the new paint has something to grip."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    m barnard

    "For bare wood you will need to use knotting on the knots then primer undercoat and then gloss. If the wood is already glossed just give it a light sand then gloss over."

    Answered on 21st Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Cornerways Painting and Decorating


    Firstly, your new wood will need to be primed with a good quality primer. Then you can undercoat and top coat.

    The old gloss surfaces will need to be sanded down to remove imperfections and provide a key for the new paint. Once sanded, clean and the undercoat and then topcoat.

    All of your surfaces then should tie in nicely.

    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 10th May 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Bogdan Gheorghita

    "You need to make rubbing down to all skirting
    My advice for you,is much better to use water base paint (if you have kids)"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "You don't need to remove the gloss paint. Just run down with sand paper and give a coat of undercoat before final coat,

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Lg decorators

    "Yes as long as you give the woodwork a rub down with grade sandpaper"

    Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "Yes, but you must sand and undercoat it first as the new paint will peel off in time without this."

    Answered on 14th Nov 2019 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    AZ Contractor

    "Yes, paint with undercoat first, and then you can repaint"

    Answered on 10th Jun 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

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