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painting wood paneling

I recently cleaned, primed, and painted wood paneling on my breezeway but the oils in the wood is still coming through.  Can I prime again over what I've already painted, using a better, oil-based primer, and then re-paint?
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Posted 2016-05-12T22:28:16+0000  by kparker1028 kparker1028
Hi kparker1028,

As long as the bleed-thru isn't causing the paint to release, bubble, or chip, you should be OK with the process you described.

Oil-based primer like Zinsser Cover Stain is an excellent sealer which prevents the natural oils in wood from rising to the surface.

Inspect the entire surface and remove any bubbling or flaking.

Then spot prime any areas where you removed flake.

Allow the spots to dry about one-hour and then prime the whole surface.

The label on Cover Stain says, "Sticks to all surfaces without sanding. Dries quickly (about an hour). Use any topcoat."

The last part means you can use either water-based or oil-based paint on top of this oil-based primer.

Hope this helps,

Pat InPaint

Posted 2016-05-12T23:13:23+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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