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Acrylic paint over oil-based primer?
whitek12
February 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am painting the trim in my new house white. It has a pretty hefty coat of varnish on it so I sanded them down and primed them with oil based primer because I read that it adheres the best. Now I'm wondering if the Regal Benjamin Moore acrylic wall paint will work over the oil-based primer. Please help in my first time home owner adventures! :) (below - just some experimenting with wall color ;) )
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Mary Poulos Interior and Exterior Design
My understanding is you can not paint Acrylic on Oil. If you have an oil base primer, than I think that you need to contact your Benjamin Moore dealer and they will tell you exacty what you need to do.
February 24, 2013 at 4:07PM   
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Posen Design
If you are painting trim, you should use a paint made for trim. Benjamin Moore sells a very good trim paint with primer already mixed in. I think it is called "Advance". I have not had trouble painting Latex/ Acrylic over Oil but if you get a paint with primer mixed in it, you should be fine. I agree with Mary Poulos - ask the paint dealer (as long as it's not one of the big box stores).
February 24, 2013 at 4:30PM   
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Sherwin Williams has a trim paint called Pro Classic, it seems to adhere to just about anything.
February 24, 2013 at 5:33PM   
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Engrav's Decorating
Yes, you can put the Benjamin Moore acrylic paint over an oil primer. My personal preference for your trim is Benjmain Moore Pearl finish.
February 24, 2013 at 5:58PM   
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Engrav's Decorating
We are a Benjamin Moore dealer. The rule of paint is this:
You cannot put acrylic paint over oil PAINT BUT you can put acrylic paint over oil PRIMER.
February 24, 2013 at 5:59PM   
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whitek12
Thank you so very much everyone :):):)
February 24, 2013 at 6:31PM   
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