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How do I rough up very hard paint on trim so I can repaint?

My house was built in 1948 and has original molding. I want to paint the bedroom baseboards, but I cannot rough up the old paint--it is very hard and slick. What kind of paint is it? How do I get it to take a new paint finish? Would it be better to simply replace the baseboards?

jaros bros.
Re: How do I rough up very hard paint on trim so I can repaint?

Please be careful as you are probably dealing with lead based paint. You can test to make sure. You would do well to just buy new baseboard if it is. Sanding lead based paint is not recommended. Very dangerous for children.

Josh Jaros (Jaros Bros. Construction)

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