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Latex over Oil-Based Paint Screw-up Disaster

I would really appreciate some help.

Every molding around every door, window, baseboard and crown molding in my house was painted with latex and previously painted with an oil-based paint.  

What is the result if I were just to leave it?

The painter who did it, claims he didn't realize it.  I understand there are 3 options: Fix it, replace it, or leave it.

If I leave it, what will be the result?  (What is the effect of latex over oil-rubbed based moldings?)

FYI I have 1,300 linear feet of molding and 14 doors (2 sided of course) that need to be fixed or replaced.  

Thank you...very much

Re: Latex over Oil-Based Paint Screw-up Disaster

Latex can be used over oil based paint. I generally use an oil based primer before latex paint.


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