I've recently purchased a home that was built in 1920. The exterior is in bad need of a new paint job.
The problem is that I've been told not to use oil-based primer over any latex paint I don't/can't remove.
Some of the paint was peeling already, but some of it appears to be holding well.
Can I use oil-based primer if the paint I already have is latex??
I have have had great results with acrylic/latex primers on my own house and there is some wisdom to the oil primer drying hard and the soft acrylic already on your house making it crack down the road.
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