I have some particle board warehouse shelves for the basement. I am
painting them so that they will resist mildew and moisture. I was
advised to use an oil-based primer. Do I need to use an oil-based top
coat or can I use a water-based top coat? The Home Depot person said I
can use water-based.
I think oil is the best prep for latex. I fought with my front steps using
latex paint over latex primer for some time. The paint just never held. I
finally put down oil primer and then latex paint and it's held up great.
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