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blue_fox 06-23-2010 06:01 PM

Oil- Acrylic Primer- Oil?
Hi there,
Im working on a job right now and desperately need instant feedback from the community here.

Essentially the customer mistakenly gave me an acrylic sample to match for his house. So I purchased an acrylic primer (zissner bullseye), and two Dulux Diamond acrylic's for the two main colours. After finishing prep and painting one window in acrylic the customer came up from the basement and showed me an old can of oil based paint that had been used on all the areas i've been prepping. The acrylic sample he has provided was actually just something they bought to touch up their new extension. So heres the question:

Now that I have primed over all of my bare wood areas in acrylic primer, what should I do now??
Sand it all off and use an oil primer? Continue with the acrylic paint? Apply oil over top of acrylic primer??

I am unsure how to proceed. Any help would be verrrry much appreciated.


housepaintingny 06-23-2010 07:22 PM

You should Probably just continue painting with an acrylic, you don't want to apply an oil over an acrylic

blue_fox 06-23-2010 09:11 PM

Well the entire house was originally oil. It is only acrylic primer now where I have primed and one window. After reading the zissner acrylic primer product description it says that any paint can be applied on top. I'm thinking I'll just sand the one window and go with oil to prevent peeling?

Matthewt1970 06-23-2010 11:32 PM

You will be better off. Latex does not like to stick to oil based paints. If you do want to make the switch to latex/acrylic then I highly recommend you give the entire house a coat of oil primer first.

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