How to prepare to paint over high gloss enamel?

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Jackie asked 10 years ago

How do I prepare a high gloss enamel to paint over it with a semi gloss latex paint?

6 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

The steps for preparing a surface with a aged high gloss enamel.

1) Make sure the surface is clean and free of grease, oils and dirt.

2) Lightly sand to dull the sheen a bit. This will help the primer bond to the surface. A chemical deglosser can also be used in place of sanding.

3) Prime with a quick drying universal oil based primer. An acrylic can also be used. The oil base has a better bond to questionable surfaces.

4) If repairs are needed, they are done over the dry primer. Make sure to spot prime the repairs. Also, cracks or gaps can now be caulked.

Now you can paint.

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Anonymous answered.

High gloss red kitchen. I need to tone it down with a diy project. How do I paint over high gloss?

Crowder Painting answered.

Follow the steps outlined.

Anonymous answered.

Kitchen cabinets are high gloss oil paint and I want to get away from using oil paint for the trim. I want to use high gloss latex trim paint. I thought that I would lightly sand the surface, use a primer and apply the latex gloss.