Oil or water based Kilz on cabinets.

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Linda Craig Staff asked 2 years ago

I am painting solid wood kitchen cabinets that were painted with oil based paint. We will repaint with oil, to get a good scrubable finish. Can I use water based Kilz (after sanding) or must I use oil? Will oil based Kilz do a better job?

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M.A.C. Painting Staff answered 7 years ago

You could use either if you sand it first. But I would just stick with oil if that is what is on there, but if you plan on putting oil on top then NO you can not use a latex primer it will peel your top coat.

Thank you,
Adam Cavenagh

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