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    What to put on before gloss paint

    Painters & Decorators

    I have eggshell water base paint on my banister but looking to paint it with gloss.
    I have tried this before and gloss does not stick.
    Would I need to used a undercoat or primer and which one would be best to put on before gloss.

    Asked by Sarah on 27th Jan 2021
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    SortIt4u

    "Use an acrylic primer undercoat first then you should have no problems when you apply gloss coat. Use an oil based gloss paint"

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

    "To get the best finish possible, you would need to lightly sand down the existing paintwork to provide a 'key' for paint to stick to. Then use a dust brush to dust everything off, and then wipe everything over with a damp cloth. Once dry, apply a coat of undercoat (water based if you're using water based gloss, oil based if you're using oil based gloss). If you're going to be painting a light colour over a darker colour, you may need to apply two or more undercoats. Once your undercoat is dry, very lightly sand it, dust and wipe clean, then apply a coat of gloss."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Ben Freislich-Mills Painting

    "An ordinary water-based wood primer will suffice. However, Zinsser B-I-N is a high quality product that is perfect for smooth surfaces (methylated spirits for clean up) you should always give the surface a good sand to "score" the surface and allow the paint to stick better."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Ms decorator

    "Lightly sand down with fine sand paper.Wash off dust and hoover dust off.Apply same make of undercoat to gloss make on bannister.If required lightly sand again and clean off dust .Add second coat of undercoat and then top coat with gloss.If water based paint use synthetic brush .But dampen down bannister to help flow of paint.Not soaking bannister just light damp down .Helps flow of top coat of water based."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "Hi rub down with wire wool and use wickes one coat gloss"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    AGL Painting and Decorating

    "Use an acrylic primer / undercoat
    Then a slight key up of the wood then gloss."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    PREMIER DECORATORS

    "Use a good waterbased primer/under oat rub down with fine sandpaper between coats for a smooth finish."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2015 - report
    Lloyd's Property Maintenance

    "As its painted already, a light rub down then apply a good undercoat wait to dry to manufacture guide lines then gloss."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Cotswold Paint and Paper

    "Sand the surface, clean up and apply a coat of primer/undercoat all in one. Oil or water based depenying on your Gloss finsh."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Narendra Patel

    "Before gloss you need to put undercoat 2times for better finnish. Then let it dry for 24 hours.
    Next step is to clean it with sand paper and after I need to put gloss paint."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    m barnard

    "Give it a rub down with sand paper then I would recommend Leyland undercoat when dry light rubdown then two coats of gloss"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Tyler armstrong

    "Due to its resistant nature you would need a (shellac) based primer.
    and for added security give the bannister a good sanding before priming, this will give the paint a better grip and stop paint flaking off and not sticking.

    After it has been primed either once or twice depending on the coverage you can then apply the gloss as normal.

    So important notes are:

    -USE SHELLAC BASED PRIMER

    -SAND THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLYING PRIMER

    -WHEN APPLYING CONTINUE THE ROLL OR BRUSH THE PAINT ON AND WORK IT IN,
    WITHOUT MAKING IT TO THICK AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE PAINT TO LATER SKIN ON TOP OF THE EGG SHELL.

    -APPLY THE PRIMER IN TWO COATS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE PAINT TIGHT AND COATS THIN , DONT TRY DOING IT IN ONE GO FOR THE REASON GIVEN ABOVE, SHELLAC IS VERY GOOD HOWEVER DUE TO ITS RUNNY TEXTURE IT SHOULD BE APPLIED CAREFULLY AND CLEANLY

    - ALSO READ INSTRUCTIONS AND HOW TO CLEAN THE SHELLAC PAINT ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE BRAND YOU BUY, I ISED" BIN " FROM B&Q

    any questions let me know , don't get it on your carpet it's a difficult paint to clean"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    David Holden Carpentry

    "Rub down with a 200 + sand paper and remove dust.
    Apply one coat water based undercoat. (Dulux Trade recommended.)
    Give fine rub down after 24 hours to remove any impurities. (As you are going to gloss the banister, the base must be perfect.)
    Wipe off dust with damp cloth and apply water based gloss..Would recommend 2 coats as banister paint must be durable. )I would use a Dulux Trade paint again.)

    David"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

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