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09:22PM | 09/25/02
Member Since: 09/25/02
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We have wooden deck. It has had a Sikken solid stain on it for 6 years. This week we covered it with an oil based paint (gloss). We hate the gloss and want to recover it with something flat. But all oil floor paint seems to be gloss.

Can we use a solid stain over the oil paint? If so, what prep is required?

Can we use a latex flat finish floor paint?




02:28AM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The way for you to have any amount of sucess going over that gloss floor paint will be to sand the gloss off, which will be a big job even with an electric sander. There is a solid deck stain made by the Flood Company that is a latex/oil mix and you get the best of both with this product and it does dry flat. But bear in mind now you have an oil based enmael on your deck and the back side is not sealed and moisture will be able to enter here and eventually that oil enamel will pop off.This is going to happen anyway so if you can't stand the gloss finish you now have go ahead with the solid stain from Flood.

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