Repairing indoor paint chipping.

Donna Auxter asked 10 years ago

Hi, I just moved into a home where the previous owner used oil based paint on the trim. It has chipped significantly down to the original so there is a thick chip. Would you suggest I sand the area prior to repainting to smooth the are around the chips?
Thank you so much for your help!

1 Answers
Anonymous answered.

Definitely need to sand the chipped areas smooth. It might be easier to use a palm sander, if the trim is wide and flat. After sanding make sure to prime everything, using an oil base is a good idea but most acrylic primers do a good job. That's it. After priming to can use any type of paint.