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Oil-based primer on latex

Posted by newhomeowner-2009 (My Page) on
Sat, May 7, 11 at 8:28

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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RE: Oil-based primer on latex

yes, as long as the original paint is adhering well


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RE: Oil-based primer on latex

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.


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RE: Oil-based primer on latex

It's a primer, not a finish coat


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RE: Oil-based primer on latex

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

It is still harder and stiffer.


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