Did someone pull you aside in the school of life at a very early age and make you pinky swear never to mix an oil based product with a water based one? That happened to me. It seems to be a sort of an unwritten truth in the world of painting.
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I bought a mistinted can of paint to redo my white phone table to brown. I know now that it was an oil based tinted primer. Can I paint over it with latex?
Is it okay to put latex paint over oil-based, or is it the other way around? Start by finding out if the existing paint is oil or latex by rubbing the surface with denatured alcohol on a rag. If not, the existing paint is oil-based. Can I use latex over oil, or should it be the other way around?
You have likely heard throughout your life that oil-based paints cannot be mixed with other types of paint. At the same time, you may have been told that you can use latex paint on top of an oil-based primer. Both of these beliefs are true, which may at first sound confusing.
Painting is the nation's number-one home-improvement project. It can help you change the look of a room from dull to brand new. Here's an interior-painting primer, starting with the pros and cons of oil-based and water-based, or latex, paints.
Paint has three main ingredients: pigments to add color, binders to hold it together when dry, and liquid solvents or "carriers" such as water or oil to make the whole thing fluid enough to spread around or shoot through a nozzle. As the solvents evaporate, the binders, pigments and additives such as thickeners and fungicides remain. In the past, paint with an oil-based solvent was considered the superior, most long-lasting product.
You may now add items to your collection anywhere you see the Add icon. Learn more about the Project Box here. No matter how many coats of paint you apply, finished walls rarely look perfect if the surface hasn't been prepared with primer first.