That includes latex paint, right? and glitter glue maybe? "any" is such a large category. I was trying to decide what to do next. I dragged out my water-based primer, deciding if I would use that on the outside instead, but then threw caution to the wind with a: "Let's live a little" and continued with the oil based primer for the other side. Bottom Line. Latex paint can be applied over oil-based paint. There is nothing inherent in the oiled-based paint material that precludes an additional latex layer. The surface must be properly prepared. Glossy surfaces will not take a second layer of paint well. Preparation includes deep clean, sanding.
To apply latex over oil-based paint, clean the door thoroughly. Use grit sandpaper to thoroughly sand the surface (Image 1). Follow with grit sandpaper to sand the door nice and smooth (Image 2). Clean all the dust off door. Jan 22, · Short answer: yes, you can paint over an oil based primer with a latex/acrylic paint. If the finish color is going to be dark, it is definitely a good idea to tint down the primer. I am not a big fan of latex/acrylics as finish coats on furniture. It does not dry to a hard film as does oil.
In effect, the primer will be sandwiched between the latex paint and the oil top coat. When the primer is thoroughly dry, apply a second coat to further isolate the original surface. You want to ensure that all traces of the old latex paint have been completely covered. Step 5 – Apply an Oil-based Top Coat. Apply a thin coat of your chosen oil-based top coat. When this is dry, appraise the situation. However don't paint an oil based over a latex paint. Oil based paints need to absorb into the wood or other surfaces or it will just dry and flake off.