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So I'm rehabbing this junker and I've installed new white trim throughout. The bedrooms have all stained/varnished colonial trim still in place.

I can't paint over this obviously, and I'd hate to replace it all. I'd also hate to fine sand every piece. The two deglazing/primer products sold to me suck.

How do you painters prep heavily varnished, heavy gloss trim for paint?
Does a rough up primer actually exist?
 

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I would scuff sand then prime with a high build primer, on that powders up nice then sand and skim with a easy sand filler then reprime and paint
 

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So I'm rehabbing this junker and I've installed new white trim throughout. The bedrooms have all stained/varnished colonial trim still in place.

I can't paint over this obviously, and I'd hate to replace it all. I'd also hate to fine sand every piece. The two deglazing/primer products sold to me suck.

How do you painters prep heavily varnished, heavy gloss trim for paint?
Does a rough up primer actually exist?
Clean with a solution of tsp first, allow to dry. Wipe with "Wil-Bond", prime [stain blocking 100% acrylic] and paint.
Buy your products from a professional paint store, and expect to pay for quality materials.
 
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