Advice for successful painting over old, decent paint?
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EyePulp



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Advice for successful painting over old, decent paint? Reply with quote

We've got an old brick church (built in 1896) we're slowly remodeling as our home. The current project is restoring 6 southern facing double hung windows. The inside frames will need to be stripped to the wood and repainted. Lots of loose, cracked paint.

However, the outer frames were boarded over for many years, and are in surprisingly good shape paint and wood-wise. My question - is there any durable way to get some fresh new paint on the outer frames without having to go down to the bare wood first?

I would assume the outer paint is an oil based variety. I haven't done a lead test, but I'd assume that's likely as well.

Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always consider Spot Paint Maintenance before complete recoating:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1660

If you must do a complete recoating consider this. Clean the surface well, possibly with the Wet Abrasive Scrub method:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1751

Then an oil-based alkyd-resin primer, then two topcoats of oil-based paint or water-borne acrylic paint.

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