Painting after staining?

Mark Staff asked 4 years ago

Bought 2 pre-hung doors and stained them with Minwax. Easy job, but now the wife wants to paint over the stain. Can this be done with regular latex interior paint?

2 Answers
crowderpainting Staff answered 9 years ago

Yes, it is quite easy to paint over stained wood. The main part is using a good primer before painting.

I like oil based primers, but good stain blocking acrylic primer will work as well. Good primers that I have used are Zinsser Cover Stain (oil base), Zinsser 1-2-3 (acrylic), Kilz Original Oil Base and Kilz 2 (acrylic). Any one of these primers will work great and all of them can be top coated with latex or acrylic interior paint.

Anonymous Staff answered 9 years ago

It Works !

I tried this process using the Zinsser Cover Stain (oil base) then painting color with a latex paint and it works great.