How to Apply Latex Over Oil-Based Paint
Learn how to identify the type of paint on a surface and how to paint over oil based paint on doors, walls and trim.
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Painting over dark colors is easy if you have the right prep and products.
Dust walls with microfiber cloth. If walls are greasy, wash them solution of 3 tablespoons laundry detergent to one gallon water.
Scrape away loose paint. Sharpen paint scraper with flat, fine-toothed file, then wet-dry sandpaper and mineral oil.
Rough up glossy patches with 220-grit sandpaper. Use sanding block for firmer grip.
Sand smooth edges of painted stripes and stencils, otherwise they'll show through new paint.
Apply primer and paint to keep dark color from showing through.
To save time and effort, use all-in-one primer and paint.
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