Some years ago I painted the interior trim in my house -- baseboards,
windows, door facings etc. First with a coat of quality primer, then a
Question: If I use exactly the same semi-gloss paint, do I need to first use
a primer or some other dulling solution?
I recommend that, as well as implementing Oren's suggestions, you clean
everything with TSP to remove oils and dirt that might keep the paint
from sticking. If you want to be thorough, you can use a liquid
We repaint a lot of interiors that were previously painted with latex. We
just wipe down the old base with a damp cloth to clean off the dust and then
paint with new latex. 25+ years, no call backs.
And even in that case it won't be a problem if the oil-based paint is
dead flat, either originally flat or de-glossed from years of
weathering. (I routinely apply latex paint over oil-based primer, flat.)
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