Painting Over Potential Oil Based Paint with Water Based Paint?


Postby Zacccc » Fri May 22, 2015 3:29 pm

I want to repaint doors, skirtingboards etc which were last painted 32 years ago. From what I've read, you can't repaint straight over OB paint with WB paint but I'm not actually sure whether the old paint is OB. Does anyone know if WB paint was around 32 years ago. Thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon May 25, 2015 7:07 pm

Hi Zacccc,
Water based paint in the form of emulsion was around 32 years ago but water based paints for woodwork were not. Suggest you use an oil based undercoat.
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