Painting Latex Over Oil Based Primer
If you have determined the existing paint is oil based you will need to rough the.
Painting latex over oil based primer. But you need to do it properly otherwise your project will turn into a disaster. With better latex based paints and a new product called oil bond on the market today painting over oil based surfaces is actually easier than ever before. First use a quality bonding primer let the primer dry then apply up to two coats of high quality latex paint. Feel the wall.
Oil is smooth and glossy while latex tends to be matte and has a more rubbery finish. It is okay to use latex paint over oil based. Latex will dissolve slightly while oil will remain. You can paint over oil based paints.
When used on wooden surfaces oil based primers prevent the wood from releasing tannins and bleeding through the surface. As a result oil based paint won t properly adhere to latex unless you sand the surface and add primer between each of the layers. Dip a cotton swab into acetone and test the painted surface. Latex or oil based paint can be successfully applied over oil based paint.
If you are going to use latex paint over an oil based primer ensure that you prepare the surface properly. You can also use a sanding block. As previously mentioned latex is flexible in nature. As long as the surface is fully cured there is nothing inherent in the oil based paint coating that precludes an additional layer of latex or oil based paint.