Asked by: Subhan Morgan
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th June, 2020

How do you paint a stained interior door?

If you have ugly stained and varnished doors and trim and you'd like to paint the whole works, here's the best way to get a good-looking result.

Painting over stain steps:
  1. Sand with 150-grit paper.
  2. Prime with stain-killing primer.
  3. Spread on spackling compound.
  4. Prime with tinted primer.
  5. Paint with acrylic latex.

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In this way, can you paint over a stained door?

Painting stained wood requires more preparation than painting raw wood, but when you devote some energy to readying the surfaces of your doors and windows, paint can adhere to stained wood without any trouble. Most stained woodwork is varnished, and a primer won't adhere to varnish unless you scuff the surface first.

Furthermore, can you paint over a wood stain? To paint over a stain, lightly sand all glossy surfaces until the finish is dull, then wipe it down with a damp rag dipped in de-glosser. Allow time to dry. Then with even strokes, apply a quick-dry primer-sealer to prevent bleed-through. Allow the sealer to dry, and you're ready for your finish coat.

Simply so, how do I paint over previously stained wood?


  1. Clean the trim with general-purpose household cleaner.
  2. Sand the trim with a 180-grit sanding sponge or sandpaper.
  3. Remove all sanding dust.
  4. Apply stain-blocking primer to the trim.
  5. Allow the primer to dry, following the primer manufacturer's recommendations.
  6. Paint the trim with a water-based or oil-based paint.

Can you paint over stained wood without sanding?

If you've ever wondered if you can paint without without sanding, I have the solution for you! Liquid Sandpaper! You can paint over stained wood, painted wood and so much more with this simple method. It's a great alternative to sandpaper that provides that same “rough” surface for paint to adhere.

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