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    Can I use latex paint on oil painted surface?

    Painters & Decorators

    Is it okay to use a latex paint product on a surface that was previously finished with an oil paint? If it depends, what sort of steps should I take to be on the safe side?

    Asked by Bill on 19th Apr 2021
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    Midas Touch

    "Hi Bill, yes you can put latex paint on an oil based paint as long as you give it a good key with a good sanding"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Pataki Peter

    "It can be successfully applied over older oil-based paint as long as the surface is fully cured and there is nothing inherent in the coating that prevents another layer of paint to be added"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Cotswold Paint and Paper

    "Coat up with Zinsser first. Use the shellac red tin. One good coat of this and your ready."

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Yes you can but I would recommend giving a primer coat first or a good sanding down"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Hamiltons decorating service

    "Hi Bill, Yes you can. However, make sure that you sand the previous gloss finish until it is dull and flat in appearance. Before applying your topcoat, It would be best to use a bonding primer/undercoat to help with adhesion and get a good bond for your topcoat. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 26th May 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Au Faix

    "Yes just make sure you sand the surface and apply a primer coat"

    Answered on 3rd May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Jackatrade

    "Yes you can put latex over oil based but not the other way around"

    Answered on 13th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Do not use it. No way.
    It will absolutely ruin whatever you are trying to do.
    Never use layered paint over oil paint."

    Answered on 3rd Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    GLORIOUS WRIGHT LTD

    "hi there is Teddy here.

    If you want to paint that place with a different paint than oil paint it wont seat or it will be chipping anytime it is touched so the best thing is to sand the surfaces all down to clear off the shiny paint, clean it making sure no dust and then you will now prime it and undercoat it, which you can buy 2 in 1 primer and under coat, then leave it to dry and you can apply your chosen colour of a paint as a finishing coat.

    hope this helps

    Glorious Wright
    Teddy"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Mark Harrison

    "If you prepare the surface, with sanding using neat sugar soap, this will provide a good key, and remove any grease and dirt upon the surface, then you can apply a latex coating,
    hope this helps"

    Answered on 27th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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