Regular problem paint incompatibility

Definition

Loss of adhesion when a water-based topcoat is applied over many old coats of oil-based paint.

Causes

  • Use of water-based paint over multiple coats of old oil-based paint causes the old paint to “lift off” the surface

Solutions

  • Remove all loose paint down to the bare surface. If you’re using liquid removers, be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves to protect your arms and hands from splashes.
  • Prime any bare surface with a high-quality primer and allow it to dry thoroughly.
  • Paint with a high-quality paint in the desired finish.

Product Recommendations

Primer

Surface Recommended Primer
Natural Wood EZ-PRIME® Premium
Synthetic Wood ULTRA-GRIP® Premium
Masonry EFF-STOP® Premium
Masonry SUPER-LOC®
Ferrous Metal BLOC-RUST® Premium, White (Water Based)
Non-Ferrous Metal ULTRA-GRIP® Premium

Interior

Desired Finish Recommended Product
Flat SUPREMA® Interior Flat Paint
Velvet SUPREMA® Interior Velvet Paint
Eggshell SUPREMA® Interior Eggshell Paint
Low Sheen SUPREMA® Interior Low Sheen Paint
Semi-Gloss SUPREMA® Interior Semi-Gloss Paint

Exterior

Desired Finish Recommended Product
Flat EVERSHIELD® Exterior Flat Paint
Velvet EVERSHIELD® Exterior Velvet Paint
Eggshell EVERSHIELD® Exterior Eggshell Paint
Low Sheen EVERSHIELD® Exterior Low Sheen Paint
Semi-Gloss EVERSHIELD® Exterior Semi-Gloss Paint
Gloss EVERSHIELD® Exterior Gloss Paint

Please note that these suggestions are provided as a service to you. We are unable to guarantee or be responsible for the results obtained by these procedures. If you have additional questions, ask any of our expert sales associates.