Re-paint oil base semi gloss paint with satin oil base.

Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

Can you re-paint oil base semi gloss paint with another color oil base without sanding or priming?

My bathroom walls and ceiling are painted with alkyd base white semi-gloss paint. I want to repaint it in a Yellow with alkyd base paint in a velvet or satin sheen. The walls are in excellent condition, do you recommend sanding or priming before putting the new paint coat on. The paint I am using is the new low VOC SICO Classic Pearl.

1 Answers
crowderpainting Staff answered 9 years ago

Priming isn't necessary. But, you need to wash, especially the walls and wood work, with TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) then lightly sand. This will insure a good bond.