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  1. Hi Rich, Thanks for this. I'm going to attempt one door and see how it goes (starting with the smallest one!). I'll sand down first, then wash with sugar soap, then, if everything is smooth, will paint just one coat... and leave it this time. I'm not sure what type of wood it is.. but I think the lumps came from putting on a second coat too soon - the original coat before I started was fairly smooth - it just had other marks that I wanted to cover up (if only I had a time machine and could go back and start again..) Will let you know how I get on. Thanks for your help. Sophie
  2. Hi Rich, I think perhaps the problem was that I didn't wait a full 6 hours until the first coat was fully dry, then added a second coat. What a mistake to make! I'm now working out the best way to fix this - whether to go ahead and use paint stripper to take it all off and start again.I'd be removing the coats I added, plus the original coat(s). I've attached 3 photos so you can see what I mean about the texture/lumps. I think if I were to strip it all off, I'd do one thin coat, leave it to dry overnight, then only do a second coat if really needed. If you have any suggestions I'd be really grateful :-)
  3. Just to add - would it be a good idea to use paint stripper, remove most of the existing paint and start again?
  4. Hi Rich, Thanks for getting in touch. Prior to starting, there was paint on the doors already- it seemed like quite a thin layer of smooth paint. I'm using Dulux cupboard paint. If I sand it down, then use primer, then sand before painting, would primer help to create a nice, smooth surface?
  5. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but I'm wondering if someone is able to provide some advice! I'm painting 3 large cupboard doors, under the stairs. I've done a couple of coats now, but unfortunately the surface isn't smooth and it's not looking too good. I sanded the surface down in preparation, washed it with sugar soap, and then applied the first coat. I waited for that to dry, the applied another coat, but now the bumps are appearing. Am I best to wait until it drys, sand down again, and then apply a 3rd coat? I'm using cupboard paint which seems more glossy than emulsion and is proving very difficult to get a nice smooth, even finish. Any advice would be very welcome. Many thanks in advance.

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