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Gale Fountain
flaking paint

We are painting steel door frames. They were first primed and painted with an enamel paint, which has been very durable. Someone thought that they were helping by painting over the enamel with a latex paint, that is now flaking off. What is your suggestion for preping before we paint again? We have scraped and sanded. Some areas comes off real easy and some are like cement. We have purchased a latex enamel to repaint. Thank you.

ordjen
Re: flaking paint

Do not paint directly over the old oil paint with another latex paint. You will get the same results. You must prime first. Glidden makes a product called Gripper and Behr makes enamal undercoater No 75. Both are water soluable and will give you great adhesion to the old oil enamel. Finish with your latex enamel.

Gale Fountain
Re: flaking paint
ordjen wrote:

Do not paint directly over the old oil paint with another latex paint. You will get the same results. You must prime first. Glidden makes a product called Gripper and Behr makes enamal undercoater No 75. Both are water soluable and will give you great adhesion to the old oil enamel. Finish with your latex enamel.

Thank you very much for your help.

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