Oil-based primer on latex

newhomeowner-2009May 7, 2011

I'm going to be doing some repainting of outdoor steps, which are covered with latex paint, and there are some bare spots I need to re-prime.

I know that latex can go on oil or water based primer, but I was wondering if oil based primers can go on latex? I figure they can, but just want to be sure. Thanks.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

yes, as long as the original paint is adhering well

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 6:09AM
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brickeyee

Not prefered.

Oil (alkyd) paint dry to a stiffer and harder film than latex.

Putting a harder fil over a softer film invites cracking of the harder film from movement of the softer layer underneath.

Just spot prime with latex.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 10:09AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

It's a primer, not a finish coat

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 6:01PM
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brickeyee

"It's a primer, not a finish coat"

It is still harder and stiffer.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2011 at 9:55AM
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