Oil over latex over oil??

midnightsmum (Z4, ON)September 29, 2011

OK, I know better, but the previous people did not. So now I have a staircase with latex paint over oil, and it is of course not sticking. If I put acrylic primer over it before I repaint, what are the chances it will stick??

I know that there is painting forum, but my luck on that side has never been good. Help!!

tia, Nancy.

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thinman(Z5 MI)

Nancy, I know that when you paint over oil, even with more oil, you need to clean thoroughly with TSP and water, rinse it off, and either sand to rough up the surface, or use a deglosser. Then, I've read that if you're covering with latex, use an oil-based primer like original Kilz first. Use good ventilation with that stuff.

I'm not an expert on this so I can't say that an acrylic primer wouldn't work, but the Kilz seems to be recommended more. If the acrylic primer specifically says that it can be used over oil, it probably would be OK.

Hope the latex comes off easily for you.


    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 9:07AM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Yuck, what a job!! Cause somebody else didn't know!!

Thanks TM!!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 10:15AM
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putting 1 small box of baking soda per gallon of latex makes the paint a unmatched quality it will make paint scrub-able and lasts for years you can paint over stained and nicotine spots it will kill mold remember to add water 1 part water 2 parts paint.pics show stained ceiling before and after .i left a spot to show 6 years after painting.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2014 at 3:30PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Nancy, we always sand, sand, sand! I have also used Kilz to prime. I need to repaint my kitchen cabinets and will be doing that all over again come summer! Not sure I have the energy unless I am on vacation!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2014 at 5:29PM
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