Can I paint oil over latex paint without priming first?

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

We have maple chairs that were painted black 3 years ago with an interior latex paint. We have cleaned the chairs and sanded and painted latex black over it. The result was a tacky finish. We now would like to try an oil paint over the black. Do we need to prime first?

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MagicDave answered.

In your situation, at this point… do this: First wipe down the chairs with a rag and lacquer thinner (you'll see some of the existing paint will tend to come off or "smooth out" a bit at this point)… then give em a primer coat using an oil base primer… then finish coat… using your oil base paint (but really at this point using an ACRYLIC FINISH COAT WOULD BE EASIER AND GIVE EQUAL RESULTS AND BE AS DURABLE, if APPLIED PROPERLY, AND if USING A HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT…

After drying and curing (1-2 weeks) spray some furniture polish on them and wipe em down… this will further protect em…