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I'm down to painting doors and cabinet doors at my rent house. A long slog, it's been. I talked to my handyman today about finishing up by doing this for me. But he's kind of busy, so doesn't know when he'd get to it, and also told me that he would prep the interior doors by scraping everything down to the bare wood.

There's 2 old coats of acrylic paint on these doors, and then a coat of latex on top. The previous owners did not use primer in between the last coat of acrylic and the top coat of latex. On one door I've already scraped down to one of the acrylic coats, and my handyman said if he was going to paint the doors he'd want to take it all off down to the bare wood. And he wanted to charge about $100 per door to do it.

But I thought that if I sanded/scraped as much off as possible and then used Kilz, I could probably go on ahead and paint my semi-gloss on the doors?

What do y'all think? If these weren't the original solid core doors, I might just go buy all new ones, but I hate to lose them.

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