Can We Use Latex Over Oil Paint?

April 30th 2003
Can We Use Latex Over Oil Paint?

Hi Shell

Can I Paint Acrylic Latex Paint Over Top Of An Oil Based Concrete Paint On My Basement Floor? If So, Do I Have To Use A Primer And If So What Kind Of Primer Do I Use?



Hi Jim,

Sure. Just clean your floor with Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula (heavy duty mix) using a synthetic scrub pad. Rinse well with clean water. When dry, your floor should have a dull look to it (as if it was etched). Apply two coats of acrylic urethane porch and floor paint to the floor with at least 24 hours between coats. Don't move anything heavy over the floor for at least 10 days (i.e. washer and dryer) unless you use an air lift machine (available at most rental outlets).

It's Just That Easy,