• Hometalker
  • Los Banos, CA
Asked on Dec 28, 2018

How do I point over old baseboard walls?

Joy ElizabethKelli L. MilliganBetsy


What is the best way to paint over old oil based walls

4 answers
  • William
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Make sure they are clean. Prime with Kilz primer. Then paint your color. You can use latex or oil paint once it's primed.

  • Betsy
    on Dec 29, 2018

    Hi Sallie: There is a product called a deglosser that will clean and degloss in one step. Home Depot carries them. Here is a site so you can see what I'm talking about: You need to get the shine off, otherwise the new paint won't stick to it. Good luck

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 29, 2018

    If they are shiny, sand off the sheen, clean, then prime with oil based primer and paint with latex or oil.

  • Joy Elizabeth
    on Jan 3, 2019

    Prime with oil based primer, then paint with any paint. we had very glossy walls under several rooms of wallpaper. we didn't degloss them, but the oil based primer like kilz was essential to prevent peeling.

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