painting over dark stained wood on window sashes

fmcareeMay 3, 2013

Any tips on how to paint over stained wood. The stain is not heavy and the wood is pretty porous, but its dark and oil based and I want to paint the wood white.

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Well, I used to be die-hard fan of Zinsser products and they are fabulous -- (Cover Stain or Smart Prime) will cover most anything. I've also used the Sherwin Williams product called PrepRite Pro-Block and was NOT satisfied.

I've recently stumbled upon KILZ MAX Primer by Masterchem and it is the bomb ($33/Gallon). Dries fast, little odor, covers completely with no bubbles or bleed-thru, sands nice ... I'm in love. LOL. I've used this product on drywall, stained paneling and an old rustic stained/painted rocking chair and it covered/sealed superbly with one coat.

I'm just an amateur but that's my 2cents. A professional will certainly weigh in and give you more informed advice.

Good luck!

This post was edited by PinesEverywhere on Fri, May 3, 13 at 21:22

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Sand( lightly) clean, prime with Zinsser 123, topcoat with whatever.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 3:56AM
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