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My painter has informed me that there is no way to paint over oil-based paint without using an oil-based primer or some similar product. Is this true?

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Hello, I would like to repaint my dining room, however I have been informed that the wood-paneled walls in the room have been previously painted with an oil-based paint. I am only comfortable using water-based products in my house and specifically, those with low or NO VOC's and chemicals. I am pregnant and have a toddler as well.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, Erica




 

 

Hello, I would like to repaint my dining room, however I have been informed that the wood-paneled walls in the room have been previously painted with an oil-based paint. I am only comfortable using water-based products in my house and specifically, those with low or NO VOC's and chemicals. I am pregnant and have a toddler as well.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, Erica

Dear Erica,

Your painter is partially correct. 

You do need a primer, but if you wish to use a water-based zero VOC paint, then you need a transitional primer that will encapsulate...


 

 

 
 
 

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