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Old 07-10-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Can oil based primer (zinsser) be covered with acrylic paint?


I have primered my drywall ceiling with Zinsser oil based primer/sealer. A section of the ceiling will not be textured so it will be coated with regular ceiling flat paint (which I assume is not oil based). Will I run into any problems since I used an oil based primer?

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Can oil based primer (zinsser) be covered with acrylic paint?


No, you shouldn't have any problems.

You can use EITHER a latex or oil based paint over EITHER a latex or oil based primer.

But, there is really no good reason to use a flat paint on a ceiling other than to hide defects in the drywall up there. Some people suggest using a flat paint helps to scatter light reflected off the ceiling better. In my view, it's better to use a glossier paint up there if you smoke or burn candles or incense in your house so that you can clean that ceiling more easily.
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I have primered my drywall ceiling with Zinsser oil based primer/sealer. ....Will I run into any problems since I used an oil based primer?
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That would be standard in the industry to prime popcorn or stained ceilings with oil, then top coat with latex
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I have primered my drywall ceiling with Zinsser oil based primer/sealer. A section of the ceiling will not be textured so it will be coated with regular ceiling flat paint (which I assume is not oil based). Will I run into any problems since I used an oil based primer?

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Should be fine. Props for doing it the right way!
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