Painting Factory Primed Trim Wood And Interior Doors With Alkyd Enamel

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Ruth Staff asked 3 years ago

We purchased interior wood trim and doors that have been pre-primed. Can we paint with an alkyd enamel? Also how many coats of paint are recommended?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

Yes you can use an alkyd enamel. I recommend you reprime the items with a fast drying oil based primer (Kilz Oil Base) and lightly sand for a smooth finish. This applies to smooth trim and doors. If your doors are embossed, wood grained, you can skip the repriming.

Two coats of paint is a minimum amount. The actual amount of coats needed depends on your color. You could use a fast drying oil based primer tinted to your finish color for the first coat.

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