Painting wood

by Tony
Can I paint over linseed oil?
  7 answers
  • Chanros Chanros on Mar 29, 2015
    As long as the oil is not gummy and thick on the wood, yes you can paint over linseed oil.
  • Reta Green Reta Green on Mar 29, 2015
    yes.i think i would lightly sand it first.
  • Annette Thompson Annette Thompson on Mar 29, 2015
    definitely sand and wipe clean before painting.
  • Yes, just make sure it is very dry for a least a couple days....the paint will last FOREVER on this wood. We did my porch about 25 years ago using linseed oil first then paint.....It's still great looking today even in Illinois winters!
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Mar 29, 2015
    Definitely sand and wipe with a tack cloth.
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Mar 29, 2015
    Sand, Prime, Paint.
  • D & K D & K on Mar 29, 2015
    Yes you can paint over linseed oil once it's had a chance to dry, although one suggestion...use an oil base primer and not latex. My rule of thumb; if the previous finish was oil base use and oil base primer. If the previous finish was latex use a latex primer. Any new paint will stick to any primer but a latex primer will not always stick very well to a previous oil base finish regardless of how well it's sanded.
    • Ellie Spence Ellie Spence on Apr 12, 2017

      Hi. I think I used linseed on sanded wooden doors a few years ago but now want to paint with satinwood paint. Which primer eould you recommend?