Dianne asks on the Rated People ‘Ask an Expert’ forum…

How to I prepare to use water-based satin paint over oil-based paint? The paintwork is in good condition. Was planning to sand well and then prime with water-based primer. Planning to use Sikkens as have heard that it goes on like an oil-based paint. Any thought/advice welcome. Thanks, Diane

…we respond with: Hi Dianne, you have it in one! What you are planning to do sounds absolutely fine. I would wager that is exactly what you would also find on the paint label (be sure to check as they will almost certainly recommend their own primer to guarantee a perfect finish). Check to see whether you need 2 undercoats and one top coat or 1 undercoat and 2 on top (this should also be on the label) Also, Sikkens is a fine brand, you can’t go wrong!

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