The Problem:The loss of adhesion when water-based topcoats are applied over old alkyd/oil-based paint.
Causes:The use of a water-based latex paint over several layers of an old alkyd/oil-based coating, causing “lift off” of the old paint from the surface.
How-to-fix:Remove all loose and peeling paint. Prepare the surface by cleaning and sanding, followed by the use of a high-quality primer and paint.
- Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Enamel Underbody Primer is optimum for interior wood trim, doors and cabinets.
- Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Acrylic Latex Primers and Sure Seal™ Acrylic Latex Primer are suited for previously painted drywall, exterior wood and masonry surfaces.
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