Stained cupboard doors
We have pine doors on our wardrobe – about 30 years old! Can’t get anyone to replace them so decided to paint them ourselves. Put 2 coats of primer undercoat on, then 2 top coats of satinwood and they still look patchy orange in places. When I painted the inside of the doors they came out fine!
Help – please. I don’t know what to do?
There have been multiple posts regarding similar issues and the solution is always to use a different base of paint to block out the stain. So, if you used a water based paint switch to an oil-based one and visa versa.
The reason it didn’t happen on the inside is very likely because they have not been stained?
I painted a water based varnish on to emulsion to create a stripe I have painted over the varnish as I I don’t want it anymore but the varnish keeps bleeding through any suggestions?
Use an oil-based undercoat to cover the stripe; leave for a week and then emulsion over it. If it’s only a small area you could use a stain-block aerosol which will be easier and you could to paint over it the next day.
The handrail going up my stairs is mahogany and I want to paint it white. I rubbed it down and have given it 2 coats of primer and undercoat but it hasn’t covered very well. I gave a small area a coat of satinwood but it was very streaky and in fact looked awful so I wiped it off with a damp cloth but it all came off – undercoat as well. Please advise.
Sounds like the mahogany stain is migrating via the primer and undercoat? If you used oil-based paints then switch to water based and if you used water-based then switch to oil; the stain will be one or the other.
Just to complicate matters, if you have used oil-based and now need to use water-based you’ll find it doesn’t adhere very well to oil based paints that have recently been applied. If this is the case you’ll need to leave it a couple of weeks for the paint to fully cure.
If you need to sue an oil-based finish it’s ok to use 2 coats of water-based primer/undercoat just to kill the staining first.
Wood contaminated with dog pee
Hi . I need to paint some MDF and Softwood which after it was put in place was contaminated with dog urine. What Primer should I use. Thank you JS
I think the best option would be a standard oil-based wood primer which will seal the surface and prevent any possible staining? With MDF especially, you will probably need to give 2 coats (both thinned 10% with white spirit).
Use an oil-based undercoat and top coat to finish. If you want to use a water-based finish I’d suggest waiting a week to allow the primer to fully cure before application.