Paint / primer / prep question
I have about decided to paint my baseboards and window/door frames. Everything is a natural finish with whatever type of varnish or shellac or polyurethane they used when the home was built in 1955.
Nothing has ever been done to them- some of the baseboards are so worn there is no finish while the window and door frames remain quite shiny.
What do I need to do to prep these surfaces for paint?
If I have to sand everything, then I will not do it.
I have a gallon of adhesion primer from Sherwin Williams that I used to prep exterior fiberglass doors and it has held up marvelously.
It says on the website "Solves tough adhesion challenges for varnished woodwork, kitchen cabinets and wood paneling as well as previously painted surfaces."
Think this will really do the trick?
I would scrub, prime, replace the shoe molding that was ripped out who knows when, fill the nail holes, then paint.
Easy enough to say "try it and see" but once tried I cannot un-try.
I could do something inside a closet I guess- prime then do a scrape test maybe?
How would more knowledgeable painters handle it?
Here is a link that might be useful: Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer