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Old 11-29-2013, 03:11 PM
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Default Rubbing out paint?

Probably the wrong question, but I'm trying to paint a new interior door. It's a 5 panel door with an mdf skin on both sides. My wife painted it with a semi-gloss enamel and everything shows. A lot of stippling from the little roller. I'm hand sanding with 320, but wondering if I shouldn't get a bit more aggressive and start using one of the Festool sanders we paid so much for. Any recommendations?

Eventually, I'll be painting a lot of interior casework, so any and all suggestions are welcome. BTW, I can't spray. It's too cold outside or in my garage (no heat), and my shop is only a dream on paper at this point.

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Old 11-29-2013, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Rubbing out paint?

I've always painted (or varnished) paneled doors with a brush; panels first, then working the rails & stiles from the inside out. Depending on how stippley your finish is, you might need to start with 180 and give it two more coats with a brush.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:30 AM
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Default Re: Rubbing out paint?

If you can't spray, do everything you can horizontal - like doors on sawhorses. The foam roller is going to give you the least amount of things that show, and you can go a touch further and cut the paint a little with floetrol which should elongate the drying time, giving it longer to level out.
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