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Old 07-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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I am painting latex over oil based paint that has also been feather dusted! I used Behr paint and primer after washing and sanding the walls - I have had no issues but I only did one room and now I have the rest of the house to do 2500 sq ft - should I be using oil based primer first?

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Unless you are really sanding very well, a good bonding primer is required, not necessarily oil but Zinnser's Cover Stain would be a good one, Bullseye 123 or Fresh Start would work as well

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The walls are in oil? How do you know?
And I've never had "feather dusted" in my prep list! lol
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The walls are in oil? How do you know?
And I've never had "feather dusted" in my prep list! lol

You noticed my restraint on his paint choice?
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Definitely use an adhesion primer. It would be the rare person that would actually sand an oil finish well enough to back over it with just a latex top coat, and if you really read the data for those paint and primer in one products, they sure recommend primer in a lot of situations.

Todays acrylics have a lot better adhesion than those from the past, but a good primer will save you from a lot of future headaches. What looks good today may start quickly peeling off with actual living.
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You noticed my restraint on his paint choice?

Yup, you awesome in your subtility! ( I just made that up!)
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Yup, you awesome in your subtility! ( I just made that up!)

I will accept that

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