Can I Use Chalk Paint Over Oil Based Paint


If a house is old enough it is inevitable that it will have oil based paint somewhere since latex paint wasn t introduced until the 1940s. The credenza in my dining room has lived a long life.

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So a lot of folks are starting to look at those chalk painted pieces from five years ago and asking what it would take to paint them again.

Can i use chalk paint over oil based paint. It s over 20 years old and lived in 4 homes so far. Well i am here to help and explain exactly how to use chalk paint over stain and polyurethane. Prime using oil based primer and priming brush synthetic bristles after drying thoroughly paint using chalk paint and chalk paint brush.

If the oil based is flaking off then anything put on top of it will flake off with it. The application and final coverage is amazing and much better than with a regular paint brush. Hi janice it really depends on how good of shape the oil based paint is in.

Now you are thinking about using chalk paint to transform a stained piece of furniture. It s also plenty of time for new types of paint to come on to the market paints like fusion mineral paint that promise the same ease of use but greater durability than chalk paint. Interestingly though on the other hand you can t use oil based paints over latex paint.

In 2005 the question of whether you can paint latex over oil based paint is even more perplexing. After a few projects i discovered that yes a chalk paint brush is necessary for chalk paint. However at the same time it is also said that it is perfectly okay to use latex paint over an oil based primer.

I would encourage you to sand it down to make sure nothing is flaking and then use a primer and you should be good to use chalk or latex over top. This may sound even more confusing so to help you understand better here is a thorough. It is a commonly held belief that oil based paints don t mix well with other types of paints.

With the nearly total phase out of oil based paint in the u s.

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