It is possible to paint with latex over enamel that is deglossed and primed. The key is to remove the glossy surface of the enamel paint.Know More
Oil-based enamel paint provides a lovely gloss sheen, but when it starts to peel with age, it is difficult to paint onto. Luckily, it is not necessary to completely remove a layer of enamel paint when repainting a room in latex.
Remove all furniture and small items from the room. Spread drop cloths on the floor to protect against spills. Wrap molding and window frames with painter's tape to protect them.
Rub the deglosser over the surface of the enamel paint with a clean rag in circular motions. Check instructions on the deglosser for specific details. Some deglossers require users to paint over them while still wet, others need to dry completely before priming.
Apply a latex primer over the deglossed enamel surface. Start by brushing the primer on all the way around the edges of the wall. This creates a latex outline. Fill in the rest of the wall with a paint roller covered in latex primer. Work in long, even strokes remembering to overlap edges for complete coverage. Allow the primer to dry completely. After this, the wall is ready to paint with latex.
To paint over enamel you must first degloss the surface and apply latex primer. The required supplies are drop cloths, soap, water, a large sponge, a bucket, cleaning gloves, masking tape, paint brushes, deglosser, latex primer, a paint roller and a plastic painting tray. The procedure takes about a day, including drying time.Full Answer >
Enamel paint is a type of paint with a hard, glossy and opaque finish. Historically, the term meant it was a paint with an oil base and high gloss finish.Full Answer >
Latex, or water-based paint, may take up to 30 days to fully cure. Fresh latex paint should be allowed to cure for at least 14 days before wiping or washing to prevent damage to the paint finish.Full Answer >
Fix latex paint drips that have dried by removing the drip, sanding the affected area, priming the wall and applying touch up paint in thin coats. Avoid paint drips by periodically stepping away from the surface when painting and inspecting your work before it dries.Full Answer >