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Forum topic by Charlie posted 04-07-2013 01:55 PM 1542 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2013 01:55 PM

While working on window trim, I screwed up an edge profile on some long pieces of 1×6 pine I’m using. Couldn’t use them for the big window, but can easily use them for the smaller windows. I had stained them with an oil-based stain that says it can be poly’ed with water-based poly after 24 hours dry time. The stain was Ipswitch Pine, so not very dark. Kinda approximates the look of pine that’s been in the house already for 60 years.

Anyways…. in the kitchen, we’ll be painting the trim. Do you think I’ll be fine just using a good primer and then painting? The paint color is called Moderate White. So it’s a slightly antique white. An “almost white” white. My question is because I don’t want any of the stain to bleed through the white.

I don’t have any dewaxed shellac on hand but can get some easy enough if that would be the way to go. I just don’t want to add that step if I really don’t need it. :)


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#1 posted 04-07-2013 02:06 PM

For the small amount of time it would take to Seal Coat a window frame (as ys know, it’ll dry in 15 min.), I’d go ahead and seal.


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#2 posted 04-07-2013 02:07 PM

Won’t the paint peel?

This will be interesting to watch, thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 02:18 PM

You can get the best of both worlds: prime it with Zinnser BIN. It’s shellac based, so it will stick to anything, and anything will stick to it. It’s also white, so it will do some cover up that should help with your top coat. Win-win.

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 03:45 PM

Actually…. I think I have some BIN down in the paint cabinet. DOH! Small window + simple trim. I can afford a little extra time to do a nice job. :)

Thanks, guys

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