Painting Stained Wood Trim and Doors
After reading many posts on here, and talking with people in the know, we have decided to paint all of our 6 panel stained and polyed pine doors, trim and windows. We have all natural maple floors on the first floor. This is a huge undertaking and like all of us, I don't want to put all this energy and time and end up with a subpar project.
Over the years, I have done pretty much anything to do with finishing, refinishing, painting, drywall, etc., without a problem, but this project is freaking me out a bit.
I do plan on taking all the doors off and working on a flat surface, but all trim will remain in place. I plan on lightly sanding down all surfaces, wiping clean, primer, topcoat.
So here is where I need some wise opinions:
How should I prep these doors, trim, windows,
Which primer, oil or water; can't say I love oil;
Which paint, I prefer BM, which finish;
and any other great tips you can throw my way!
We built this house ourselves in 1996, the kids are all in college now and we are empty nesters and are looking to sell and downsize in a couple years.
Thanks so much!