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    • Kellou
    • By Kellou 7th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    Home made door
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
    Home made door 7th Aug 18 at 9:53 PM
    Hi hoping someone can give me a little advice. Iíve made a door for my under the stairs cub board due not being able to find one in the size I need and not being able to have one made professionally lol. For the door front Iíve cheated and used 3.5 my plywood it was cheap but also light enough to carry home so the door is finished and hangs really well however I really want to paint it as the wood look doesnít look great in the front room and thatís where I need help Iím not sure where I should even start Iíve got a ton of white gloss can I just put that straight on I donít want to ruin it and I certainly donít want to se the wood come through any suggestions please would be very helpful. Wish I could show you a picture as Iím very proud Iíve made it lol
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    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 7th Aug 18, 10:04 PM
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    If the wood is rough, then it will need sanding first.


    I would start with a coat of wood primer/undercoat first, then the gloss - one or two coats as required.


    Don't try to put water-based gloss over oil-based primer. It won't stick. Keep to all water based or all oil based.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Kellou
    • By Kellou 7th Aug 18, 10:19 PM
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    Ok great Thankyou hopefully I!!!8217;ll be able to let you know how it goes many thanks
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    • By that 7th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
    last time i used white gloss it yellowed. Yellowed badly in less than 6 months. this is still apparently is still a problem. Go for satin.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 8th Aug 18, 8:32 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 8:32 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 8:32 AM
    Agree that oil based gloss will usually yellow over time, but having also made a similar door, I found it difficult to get a smooth finish on such a large flat surface with satin paint, or even water based gloss.
    It may take a bit of experimenting with your technique, but a gloss roller might work best for the final coat
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Aug 18, 10:53 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:53 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:53 AM
    We found somebody to make an understairs cupboard door out of mdf. I painted it with a couple of coats of the same light coloured vinyl emulsion as is on the walls in the hall. Worked absolutely fine. We don't have kids though so it doesn't get bashed about. I rollered it.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 8th Aug 18, 11:07 AM
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    When I roll on Dulux gloss, I find the surface gets lots of bubbles, so I run over it with the brush afterwards.
    • armchaireconomist
    • By armchaireconomist 8th Aug 18, 12:13 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 12:13 PM
    Prime it first then stick a water-based satin over it. Apply (thin coats) with a roller and you'll get a nicer finish
    • that
    • By that 8th Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 6:35 PM
    If you are having trouble making the odd shaped door, tape a few flattened cardboard boxes together.
    Get one person to climb in the hole with a marker and a light. Get another person to hold your diy cardboad sheet flush against the hole. The person inside then can mark the outline of the door to be cut out as a template
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