May 7, 2009 4:17 PM Subscribe
How will I know when I'm done scraping the paint off of this window molding? What are the final steps before painting?
posted by OmieWise to home & garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using a combination of a stripper and scraping to remove paint from a reasonably ornate window molding. Some areas are bare wood, some are close, and some still have several layers of paint on them. Do I need to go to bare wood all over, or is some paint left ok as long as there aren't abrupt level transitions between areas?
My assumption has been that the final step will be to use a coarse grit paper to get rid of any leftover paint nubbins. What is the best way to clean off all the paint dust after that? Should I be doing something else?
The whole will be repainted with latex primer and enamel.