Primer For Covering Alkyd


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Old 09-13-23, 12:36 PM
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Primer For Covering Alkyd

We have alkyd paint in the interior of our home. We want to recover with a fresh coat of latex. Iím confused with what product to prime the exsisting
material. A big box store told my wife Behr Multi Surface and stain blocking primer and sealer will
properly prep the surface. I donít want a bonding issue.
 
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Old 09-13-23, 02:57 PM
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I'd probably use an oil primer like Kilz original. Oil to oil for good adhesion. You can put your latex on the oil primer.
 
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Stop going to a store that sells Behr is step one. Going to an actual paint store would be step two. Kilz original would be ok but I prefer Zinsser primers myself. Short answer is you need an oil based primer and then you can cover that with your quality latex paint.
 
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I agree, use an interior oil base primer to insure adhesion of latex over oil enamel. There are a couple of latex high grip primers that claim to adhere well to oil enamel but I don't have any hands on experience with them,
 
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I appreciate your responses.
I need to avoid the use of high VOC products. My 101 yr old mother also lives in this home. Iím in Michigan and itís September I canít leave the place open to air out 24/7. Looking for experience based advice on a proper water based primer.
 
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If you absolutely have to use low VOC, then I'd use SW PrepRite ProBlock. Keep in mind low VOC does not mean a product is odorless... just that it's not toxic. I dont find it offensive. But everyone has a different tolerance for odors. The longer you can let it dry before topcoat, the better. Lightly pole sand it to remove imperfections before topcoating.

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"proper water based primer"

I have yet to find such a thing.
 
 

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