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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:49 pm 
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Hi
Started to finally get around to painting my old yellow gloss doors/frames etc white!
Have sanded a little then came to clean off/degrease, realised only had some cheap poundland white spirit... will this work or do i need go out tomorrow and buy meths before painting.

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Personally I like meths, white spirit has always felt a bit oily to me.


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I like meths too, but for gloss (I know there will be a groan) I use wet and dry paper with water with a squirt of Fairy liquid in it. The paper flattens the old gloss nicely and the soapy water degreases as well. Wipe over with kitchen roll to remove the residue and paint a good undercoat like Johnstones. Perfect and ready for the finish coats.

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Wet sanding is a good method of prep which has fallen out of practice sadly. The WB trim paints benefit a lot from it. :thumbright:

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Thanks for the tips, saved me going out, with the weather like it is!
Apart from the kids off school, stuck in the house... mind the paint!!!


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dynamod wrote:
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And its better in coffee. :hiding:


I don't like coffee. Straight from the fridge for me... :hiding:

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