12:15PM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
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My fiance and I are about to paint his living & dining room. The problem is that all of the trim is oil based paint. We are short on time and want to know what the best way to go about this is. Should we use oil based paint again or sand it down and use latex?

Also, we have a small section of wallpaper we want to cover. It is in perfect condition, so can we just paint over it or does it have to come down.



03:29AM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
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There are a few latex products that will go over oil based paint without priming, and Duron Signature Select interior semi-gloss is one. Otherwise you will need to prime it to use latex or you could just stick with the oil based paint. You should sand the trim lightly no matter which paint to choose to use.

If the wallpaper is on the wall tight you can prime it with an oil based primer and then apply the topcoat of your choice.


10:55AM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
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Thanks 5slb6. I will look into your suggestions.



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