Painting over semi gloss paint?

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Ron asked 10 years ago

I was told that because Grand Distinction has a “primer in it”, I can paint right over the old paint without priming. Is that true?

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Crowder Painting answered.

Yes, as long as the old paint is of the same type. Example- the old paint is acrylic or water based. All paints are self priming over same type of paint. The idea that a paint has a primer in it is a marketing ploy to increase sales.

All good paints stick very well (including Pittsburgh paint), primer included or no primer.