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    Default Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    I've got a small cabin to wash and likely repaint with same color, depending on how the washing goes.

    I'll admit I hate prepping something like this. I can get it clean, then struggle with getting all surfaces scuffed up for adhesion of the new paint. Typically, I'll use several tools including sandpaper, red 3M scuff pad, and even a little brass brush.

    Anyone have any tips or tricks to help with this?

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    Default Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    Be methodical, and try to think of a faster,better way to get the job done,while you are actually doing the sanding.
    It will still suck,but it will be done.
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    Patience and beer. And more patience.

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    Default Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    Oscillating tool with store bought foam corner sander , but with oversized hand cut sandpaper’s .
    Also, grind the teeth off an old oscillating saw blade and glue(contact cement) your own abrasives to it.
    hand sanding..... seriously? Pffft.
    scuffing up with scrubbers and re painting is how things get paint sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preserved_killick View Post

    Anyone have any tips or tricks to help with this?
    Unfortunately I don't think there are any shortcuts. When faced with something like this I have an quiver of shapes made from plexiglass, popsicle sticks, paint sticks,etc. Glue on some 120 grit sandpaper and keep them handy as you move along the job. Do you have a quarter sheet palm sander? If not, get one. They're perfect for this situation. It will make sanding the insides between the frames so much faster.

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    Is there not some sort of etching primer that can be used? Spray it on and it will bond well to the existing surface and permit overcoating as well/

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    That's the kind of situation that begs for dry ice blasting.

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    Default Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    I just checked Harbor Freight and they are out of Dry Ice Blasters. I guess I'll put in the time then.

    One more tool I use is audiobooks and a bluetooth headset.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsub86 View Post
    Is there not some sort of etching primer that can be used? Spray it on and it will bond well to the existing surface and permit overcoating as well/
    There are some home interior primers that claim to stick to anything even glass. And there is this thing called "liquid sandpaper" which supposedly lets one skip sanding. My fear is if one of these solutions fails to perform, I'll have a mess that's much worse to deal with. Peeling paint is much worse than lightly sanding good paint.

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    Default Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    Quote Originally Posted by preserved_killick View Post
    There are some home interior primers that claim to stick to anything even glass. And there is this thing called "liquid sandpaper" which supposedly lets one skip sanding. My fear is if one of these solutions fails to perform, I'll have a mess that's much worse to deal with. Peeling paint is much worse than lightly sanding good paint.

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    yes! X2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by preserved_killick View Post
    I just checked Harbor Freight and they are out of Dry Ice Blasters. I guess I'll put in the time then.

    One more tool I use is audiobooks and a bluetooth headset.

    Thanks everyone.
    I suppose they're also out of Flexisanders then. Maybe go back to the good old card scraper, at least it's cheap.

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    Default Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    Quote Originally Posted by preserved_killick View Post
    I just checked Harbor Freight and they are out of Dry Ice Blasters. I guess I'll put in the time then.

    One more tool I use is audiobooks and a bluetooth headset.

    Thanks everyone.
    You could get trough a good few of Alexander Kent’s “Bolitho” books doing that job
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