Is it okay to put latex paint over oil-based, or is it the other way around? Start by finding out if the existing paint is oil or latex by rubbing the surface with denatured alcohol on a rag. If not, the existing paint is oil-based.
Here's a whole story I'm hoping someone has any knowledge about, or could lend an opinion. I paint with M. Graham oils.
View Full Version : Painting oil over latex? The concrete walls in my shop are painted with latex paint in an ugly brown color, with about 78 million holes with plastic anchors in them. The paint is in relatively good condition besides being ugly and dirty, and I want to paint it white.
Can an oil-based paint be used over a surface already painted with latex paint? The task requires paying attention to preparation, which is the key to all successful DIY jobs. P80 grit sandpaper is fairly coarse so it is ideal for cutting through the existing finish on varnished and latex painted surfaces.
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Thorough preparation of the surface will ensure a professional, long lasting finish. Peeling latex paint is not only an eyesore, but also it is an indicator of inadequate preparation by the person who applied it. If you plan to replace the peeling latex with an oil based paint, take the necessary time to prepare the surface properly.
Oil-based paint once ruled the world of interior paint and coatings, particularly in high-impact areas such as trim workdoorsand cabinets. Yet with the nearly total phase-out of oil-based paint in the U. If a house is old enough, it is inevitable that it will have oil-based paint somewhere; latex paint wasn't introduced until the s.
Okay, so time to share another big painting mistake. When we ripped out the carpet in the living and dining rooms to make room for my new painted subfloorsa big gap was left between the bottom of the molding and the floor. We quickly saw that we would need to add shoe molding around the bottom of the existing trim.