It can be important to know how to begin painting over oil-based paint since many homes will have oil-based paint somewhere throughout. Latex paint wasn’t introduced until the 1940’s so it is common to find oil-based paint on door casings, trims and moldings, mantels, cabinetry, and shelving. Oil-based paint can be successfully painted over, but preparation is key. Glossy surfaces will not take a second layer of paint well, so they need proper cleaning and priming. There are important tools to have on hand, as well as important steps to follow when it comes to completing this project. From de-glossing the surface to priming, this article by The Spruce will have you set up for a success.
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