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Priming and painting

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Priming some old doors and moldings  that were stripped. Looking for some ideas on what type/ brand of primer and paint. Considerable work went into stripping and sanding and I want a quality job. So oil or latex primer? Maybe impervo for a topcoat?

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Go with oil. Benjamin Moore fresh start oil is a great product. It dries more slowly than many other oil based primers so it absorbs into the wood better, which means better adhesion. Oil based primers also dry hard, so you can lightly sand them prior to applying topcoats to get a super smooth finish. Make sure to use a light nap roller to avoid over-application. I’d also recommend Benjamin Moore for acrylic finish coats. 

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3 hours ago, capesams said:

B.Moore makes two oil primers...get the one the that reads "long oil" on the label...the other is fast dry..yuck!

It’s really not that fast though. Nothing like cover stain or worse, shellac based. I like the long dry stuff outdoors though. 

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