I bought a mistinted can of paint to redo my white phone table to brown. I know now that it was an oil based tinted primer. Can I paint over it with latex?
You have likely heard throughout your life that oil-based paints cannot be mixed with other types of paint. At the same time, you may have been told that you can use latex paint on top of an oil-based primer. Both of these beliefs are true, which may at first sound confusing.
Is it okay to put latex paint over oil-based, or is it the other way around? Start by finding out if the existing paint is oil or latex by rubbing the surface with denatured alcohol on a rag. If not, the existing paint is oil-based.
Oil-based paint once ruled the world of interior paint and coatings, particularly in high-impact areas such as trim workdoorsand cabinets. Yet with the nearly total phase-out of oil-based paint in the U. If a house is old enough, it is inevitable that it will have oil-based paint somewhere; latex paint wasn't introduced until the s. And newer houses might have oil-based paint, as it is not entirely banned.
Most older homes have at least one layer of oil-based paint on the walls, but today, water-based paint is used more often for interior decor due to it's cost. Water-based, or latexpaints are a type of oil paint that can be thinned using water or turpentine while pure oil paints are paints that do not contain any water content but instead contain natural or synthetic resins. If you try to put water-based paint over an oil-based painted surface without any preparation, it will not adhere to the wall as it should.
Painting is the nation's number-one home-improvement project. It can help you change the look of a room from dull to brand new. Here's an interior-painting primer, starting with the pros and cons of oil-based and water-based, or latex, paints.
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It's one less thing to worry about when it's time to start painting. Written by: Glidden Published by: Glidden. Com Copyright holder: Glidden on Monday, November 13,
Did someone pull you aside in the school of life at a very early age and make you pinky swear never to mix an oil based product with a water based one? That happened to me. It seems to be a sort of an unwritten truth in the world of painting. So I was really surprised when I read about it over on Katie's blog.