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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:55 am 
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Hi

I have some internal thresholds that require some TLC.

What paint could i use if i decide to paint them white. Do i need primer etc. I currently use Crown Fastflow Satin waterbased.

Could anyone recommend an alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: Internal thresholds
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What are they covered/painted with now?

Painting them white does not sound sensible to me nor do I have any idea for paint that is going to be durable enough not to mark/scrape and look bad after a short time.


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Thanks for reply

They are done in a light colour varnish/woodstain.

Could you recommend what would be best suited to put on them please.

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I would leave them as that (refresh them if you like). You want any wear not to be as visible. I would not paint tham in any colour that far from the actual colour of the wood.

The alternative is to replace them e.g. Stainless steel thresholds (there are different profiles and widths but this is the firt company google gave me).

PS. If you must paint them I will make some suggestions but how they will last I do not know.


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Ok

Could i sand them back and coat with a clear varnish.

We would prefer to keep them as wood.


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Yes, keep them as wood.

Sand them back is certainly step 1. If there is varnish on them (you may tell by previous stains) you would have to varnish again. Clear is one option, varnish in colour another. Go easy if you choose colour as you can make them darker but it is not easy at all to make them lighter if you do not like them.

If you had new wood or wood that did not have anything put on it previously I would suggest a floor oil. Under the circumstances varnish is your best option. I would recommend 1 litre (???) of Liberon https://www.liberon.co.uk/product/natural-finish-floor-varnish-2/ but I am sure you will find some Ronseal stuff if you visit B&Q or similar. You will need 2-3 coats and the more coats the shinnier they will get (for a short while anyway). With water based varnishes/paints, paint quickly and move on, do not overbrush or go back to it to touch it up. Some Ronseal stuff (real quick dry) I used on my only wooden threshold was drying on me before I finished.

If it helps a little :-)


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You could paint them and then put a varnish on that as an option.


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