Want to paint my stairwell banisters. They are oak - should I use primer then paint?
I would recommend that you sand the banisters to improve adhesion, then prime them. The wood will soak up its share of primer, so don't be shy when brushing it in.
After the primer is dried, sand again, not too much though, just enough to smooth out the surface, then paint.
I would recommend using a semigloss finish.
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First I would sand the surface with a 220 grit paper. The primer will adhere to it much better after that. Then use a high quality primer. Let them know at the paint store that it is a railing project. Then use a high quality semi gloos to finish up.
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I would use freshstart or equivalent. Then use one of those square sanding pads and lighting smooth over.
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