Repainting Over Old Alkyd Paint With Water Based Primer

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William asked 9 years ago

I’m having problems with my primer paint peeling from the old, appears to be a oil based paint. I’ve been scraping the excess paint that’s peeling. The oil base in the living room appears to be OK. It’s the bedroom we applied primer paint, only to find that the paint wasn’t setting properly. Which means, the paint as it dried showed peeling. A lot of scraping was required. What should I do? Do I switch to an oil base primer and paint?

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Crowder Painting answered.

Remove all the loose and peeling paint. You will have to do some hand sanding as well. Sand to smooth the rough edges that are left behind after scraping.

Now that the surfaces are sanded, wipe them down with a clean cloth (rag) and water to remove the dust. All of the surfaces will need repriming before painting. Use a good oil based primer. Something that dries fast will be helpful, speed things up a bit. You can still use the finish paint that you have over the oil based primer.