tinker_200611 years ago
Okay to use Oil Base Paint over Water Base on Metal?Comments (1)Durable in what way? Oils are generally more "Mar" resistant as they provide a harder coat. They then don't last as long by way of fade and rust, especially around a pool. Alkyd means oil based to me. Where are you seeing water based product? Acrylic usually means water based. Make sure what you already painted is adhering well and paint away!...See More
Oil based paint over Latex? No need for Primer?Comments (1)You probably do not need a primer. I'm not even sure that I would use an oil based coating. A high quality acrylic floor coating would probably be fine. Dutch Boy is certainly not considered high quality, but the issue could have been curing. If you pull tape and do not score the line where you want the tape to break away, you can pull the paint off. The paint will stick better and bond better and become more durable as it cures (up to a month). Paints in bathrooms can take longer to cure because you are showering in there and putting moisture in the air which can sometimes re-wet the paint film. Use the fan, take shorter showers, shower with the door open, etc..whatever you can do to help that paint cure. There are no-skid, non-slip additives you can add to the paint if you are worried the surface will be too slick....See More
oil-based poly over water-based poly?Comments (3)Should be o.k., but test on a sample board. If you have trouble with adherence, it will peel off once it dries. You're supposed to be able to put a coat of shellac between incompatible finishes, but I found that didn't work too well. For what it's worth, I used the waterborne polycrylic on a bathroom vanity and it's held up well for 5 or 6 years. No water spots. I don't think the water based has the depth to it that the oil based does, but it's sure a lot faster between coats....See More
Wait time until painting over oil-based primer?Comments (3)"if I paint too soon that smell will be locked in" You should take this to mean that the smell will be covered under new paint, not that you'll smell the primer forever. If it's dry, it's paint time. Edit: If you're extra concerned, I usually recommend a water based sealer like Gardz rather than oil based over wallpaper residue....See More
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