oil or latex primer on wood panelling?

Old 07-04-05, 11:19 AM
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oil or latex primer on wood panelling?

various web sites say either, or lean towards an oil primer. my panelling is stained with a dark shade and I plan to paint it an off-white. I'd rather use a latex primer (less odor), but not if the stain is going to bleed through it. anyone out there ever have bleeding problems using latex primer over stained panelling?
Old 07-04-05, 12:00 PM
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Never had bleeding problems, but adhesion is a concern over paneling. It was most likely varnished or poly'ed in the past, and most wood cleaners have wax in them. I'd go with the oil too.
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I agree with PWG, use oil base. Don't forget to sand and clean the surface first.
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I have used a white shellac to primer paneling with great success
It sticks but it stinks
Odor-wise that is
It's really stinky
As odor is a concern, maybe the oil is better for you
I wouldn't bother with the latex
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why not try this=low odor


I haven't tried this one,but it looks good---high hide-----dries flat for good holdout -sandseasy---and as always sticks


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