What happens when you paint water-based paint over oil-based?

Answer According to Mike Davis, owner of Davis Painting Company of San Antonio, Texas, if you apply water-based paint (latex) over oil-based paint (alkyd) without properly prepping the surface, you're in ... Read More »

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Can you use water-based latex paint over an oil-based primer?

You can use water-based latex paint over an oil-based primer. This combination can be used when painting indoors or out. However, when painting latex over oil-based primer indoors, make sure all ... Read More »

What happens if you use an epoxy based paint over an acrylic or rubber based paint in a swimming pool?

Answer Using incompatible paints can result in devastating results. Do an online search for Ramuc swimming pool paints. They have great information regarding what paints are compatible with other... Read More »

How do I tell if I have oil based or water based paint on a wall?

AnswerYou need a rag and denatured alcohol. The alcohol will soften water based paints but leave oil base alone. This is what you do.Use a light colored rag for dark paint colors and a dark rag for... Read More »