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RealtorRose
Oil Base Paint Help

I was told that I cannot paint my interior window moldings with oil base paint over the existing water base paint.:( I do prefer using oil base paint. I did sand them.

Thanks,
Rose

ordjen
Re: Oil Base Paint Help
RealtorRose wrote:

I was told that I cannot paint my interior window moldings with oil base paint over the existing water base paint.:( I do prefer using oil base paint. I did sand them.

Thanks,
Rose

Rose-

Some clarification is in order: You can paint oil over over latex paint. In some rare instances, it could break the bond of the latex paint due to differences in the co-efficient of expansion between the two products. I have rarely seen this. It is more common on exteriors surfaces due to the extreme heat variations. I would prime the surface with an oil enamel undercoater and then paint your oil finish coat.

Generally, it is a bad idea to paint latex over oil without using a primer first. Latexes have difficulty adhering to the hard slick surface of oil paints.

Over the years, I have had good results in improving the appearance of "ropey" looking latex paint by applying a good coat of oil enamel undercoater, sanding throughly and then putting on a coat of satin sheen oil enamel.

Josh_the_painter
Re: Oil Base Paint Help
ordjen wrote:

Rose-
Over the years, I have had good results in improving the appearance of "ropey" looking latex paint by applying a good coat of oil enamel undercoater, sanding throughly and then putting on a coat of satin sheen oil enamel.

That is a really good tip, I have been painting for 10years now and have never heard of that.

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