7th December 2019


What is the difference between a primer and an undercoat?

Primer and Undercoat. If it is a new surface, use a primer. If your painting an existing surface that has been painted before, use an undercoater. For even the most experienced professional, using the words “primer” and “undercoat” interchangeably can paint a picture of confusion.

Can you use alkyd paint over latex primer?

It can be used to provide a durable finish on unfinished wood. You can apply alkyd paint over an existing layer of latex paint, but you cannot apply latex paint over alkyd paint. Alkyd paints are thick and provide a durable coat over any surface. TIP: Pam says, “Oil or alkyd paint tends to spatter more than latex.

Is alkyd enamel oil based?

Typically the term "enamel paint" is used to describe oil-based covering products, usually with a significant amount of gloss in them, however recently many latex or water-based paints have adopted the term as well. Most enamel paints are alkyd resin based.
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