Latest Discussions : Painting

Dorothy2

03:18PM | 10/05/06
Member Since: 10/04/06
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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??

DJ

5slb6

03:46AM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
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.

Dorothy2

04:07AM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 10/04/06
2 lifetime posts
Thenks. I've scraped the latex that will come off and "patched" it with oil primer. Some of the new primer is on the bare wood and some is on old primer. Since the old primer is cracked, I'm assuming that's oil-based.

Now, how many Advil does it take to ease the pain in my sore arms?!

:)

DJ


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