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Old 04-18-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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I have brown wood baseboards that are currently stained...I will sand, prime and paint then white.

Thing is...since its wood do I prime with oil based primer then paint with latex?

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Old 04-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Yes, use oil based primer. The stain in the wood as well as the tannins in the wood will bleed right through a latex primer.

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Thank you

I've read different opinions...but oil based makes more sense
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I've read different opinions...but oil based makes more sense

You are here asking for advise and then recommending painting new drywall without priming?

Please do not answer a question unless you actually know the proper answer, it is confusing to the DIY
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chrisn- the question was about painting a previously stained baseboard- not drywall!
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chrisn- the question was about painting a previously stained baseboard- not drywall!

Please read post below, that is what I was referring too.

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I just completed one of my romms in my new home and used latex kilz and then semi gloss trim and had no problems at all.

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