Paint Question?

I have a shed that has an oil based stain on it and would like to paint it. My question is to paint it do i have to use an oil based paint or can i use latex?
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For flat finish you can use latex. But Stain does not peel, using a solid color latex stain will look like paint and never peel. Paint peels.
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Colby, you are right you are not a painter, the stain sealed the wood, priming is the Home Depot way, awaste of money and time, but it sells product.
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I'm not a pro painter but IMO you should use a bonding primer (latex or oil) and topcoat as you wish. I would suggest two finish coats for durability.
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On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 08:24:56 -0400, "Colbyt"

There are questions to be answered.... How long ago was it painted with the oil stain? What is the surface? Is it rough sawn T-111 or smooth lap siding?
If the oil has been on for a long time, you should be able to just pressure wash it down and paint latex right over it. If the surface is roughsawn T-111 then I doubt you'll need any primer. Smooth faced wood might need a primer, check with the manufacturer. There's probably a 1-800# on the can. Either way I would use a solid body stain instead of paint if you don't mind a flat finish.
jmo, John
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If you're going to paint it, make sure it's clean and prime it first. I know Ransley knows everything, but you don't when or how well the stain was applied. And contrary to the other post, I've seen bad peeling on rough-sawn.
Of course, if you applied the oil stain last year, then have at it. Start slinging your choice of finish paints.
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