How to repaint smoothly on a gloss rough surface...

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Old 12-09-16, 08:28 PM
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How to repaint smoothly on a gloss rough surface...

Hi guys so I bought a pretty beat up condo back on may and ive been doing alot of stuff and I'm getting to a point where i can start doing the touch ups of the door, windows and wall trims.

The problem I have is that the seller, with a last minute half hearted attempt to make the condo look nicer, painted all the trims, doors, window sills etc with a cheap super gloss white paint with the roughest roller he could find and did it free handed.

The end result is that everything that touched the roller looks like the white frp wall board with the bubbly surface.

My question is what is the best option to make the surface smooth again?

Should i sand it? strip it with chemical? just paint primer over it?
I could heat it up with a heat gun and it could be scraped off but it will take forever...

The trims are all wood, but the doors are like laminate with some wood dust core, and the loft fence like rail is metal.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 12-10-16, 03:12 AM
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Do you know if the gloss paint was oil base or latex?
Generally sanding it smooth and repainting is the best plan of attack.
 
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Without seeing it, sanding and repainting would be my thought.

Mark's question about oil or latex is important to answer, though.
 
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Old 12-27-16, 08:28 PM
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Hi thanks for replying, the paint is latex base.

The painted area still seem soft even though its been more than 8 months ago. I can put nail marks on the paint if i push hard enough.

Some parts where he painted over the old paint stretches and peels right off, the cream color paint beneath it is smooth and hard as a shell.
 
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Old 12-28-16, 02:42 AM
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Latex enamels don't dry as hard as oil base or waterborne enamels with the cheaper grades of latex enamel being softer and more easily scratched and chipped than the better quality latex enamels.

Do you know if the underlying paint is oil base or latex? Latex paints don't adhere well when applied directly to oil enamel [needs a solvent based primer first] http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...latex-oil.html
 
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Please answer the 'oil or latex' question; it sounds like latex paint over oil may be what you're experiencing.
 
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