oil over latex over oil?

Old 07-19-01, 08:33 AM
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a section of my aunt's house received white latex paint over white oil paint on very old wooden trim about a month ago. from what i've heard it is ruined, i was wondering what a coat of oil would do if it was applied before the latex begins to peel?
if the base of the latex was never bonded in the first place then what is a long term solution?
Old 07-20-01, 05:37 AM
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Have you inspected the paint? Is it peeling already? If it is not peeling yet, you may be surprised. Most peeling occurs due to moisture, entering from around the trim or from within the house. Make sure there is sufficient caulking around the trim to keep out water. Another coat of any paint won't keep the previous coat from peeling if that is what is going to occur. If it's not peeling I'd give it a 'wait and see'. If it starts to peel it will probably have to be scraped/stripped off first and properly primed.

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