How to paint old varnished pine trim?
Please give me suggestions on the best way to paint the interior trim in my daughter's 1930's house. The trim is pine which the realtor had varnished just prior to the purchase. We started with the living room and foyer. We sanded ever bit of the varnish on five windows, three doors, two cased openings and all of the base and the mantel. Then we wiped it all down with paint thinner to remove the dust. Then we applied an oil based primer from BM (Zinzer?). Now we have started to apply BM's latex semigloss top coat. After spending about three long days, my daughter, my husband and myself, we are more than a little tired and still no where near finished. We still have 16 more windows, all the base in the rest of the house, eight doors and the cabinets plus walls and ceilings! Floors will be "screened" or refinished after painting is complete. Would spraying be a good idea? I have redone several old houses a little at a time and painted them myself but products have changed and spray units are now available which were not available 40 years ago. Please give me suggestions, sand and prime with oil, prime without sanding, sand between primer and top coat, remove doors and paint outside, all suggestions are welcome. Thanks ahead of time.