- Lightly sand with 150-grit sandpaper. This allows the primer adhere better to the surface.
- Wipe the surface down with a damp cloth (or tack cloth) to remove any dust.
- 2 coats primer - I'm using Zissner Bulls-eye 123 but any primer that indicates it covers gloss or shiny surfaces will work.
- 2 coats indoor satin/semi-gloss paint - I'm using Dutch Boy DuraClean Satin finish (White Lullaby) to match the walls
- 3 coats acrylic sealant - I'm using Minwax Polycrylic Semi-Gloss.
No one told me if I should use a roller or brush so...I'm rolling on the primer and paint. For some reason I get a more even coat when I roll the paint on than when I use a brush. When I finally get to the sealant I think I will use a brush but will be able to tell if that's a wise choice when I do my first coat.
The key (I'm told) is to let each coat dry completely before applying the next coat. Yes, this is taking forever and sometimes I get a little impatient watching paint dry. But I'm following the directions and suggestions given to me. I will let you know how it comes out in the end.