6 panel varnished doors. Can I sand and paint? Or must I strip them?

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 04, 2018
    If there is no chipping, etc... you can just rough them up with sand paper and paint them ..... but....be sure and mask off very well... and use a tack cloth to remove any residual saw dust

  • Janice Janice on Jul 04, 2018
    Hi Lynne, you should be able to sand and paint them. Sand lightly, then use paint on a stainblocker such as Kilz or Zinsser as a primer before you paint the color of your choice.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jul 04, 2018

    Sand and paint

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 04, 2018
    Absolutely, sand then smooth, prime to ensure even coating then paint

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 04, 2018
    Removing finish by sanding: Good for paint, acrylic, varnish, lacquer, shellac.

  • Vicki Legman Vicki Legman on Jul 04, 2018
    Just sand lightly, prime and paint. You must prime. Or you can use chalk paint and do no prep except to clean them of any grease. Chalk paint finished with wax is actually amazingly strong and "clean-able."

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 04, 2018
    You can sand, then be sure to use a primer like Zinseer B-I-N to prevent the stain from coming through the paint, I like to use an epoxy paint since its made for weather.