How to Paint Over Varnish, Polyurethane, Seals and More Without Sanding

How to Paint Over Varnish, Polyurethane, Seals and More Without Sanding

Posted by : Latex Agent   /  

Avoiding Sanding and Priming Prep

Surfaces with varnish, polyurethanes, or other sealants or finishes require sanding before any paint can be properly applied. If not, the newly-painted surface will bubble, peel, crack or generally not stick. In this post we’ll show you how to create a professional-grade paint job on these types of surfaces without sanding or priming.

Sanding and Adhesion

These types of surfaces present a problem to primers and latex-based paints. Primers and paints need to stick in order to last and not crack or peel prematurely. Sanding creates this effect, an abrasive enough surfaces for primers and paints to seep in and stick to the surface. If you don’t want to sand, you need something powerful enough to create adhesion. That’s where award-winning Oil Bond comes in.

Using Oil Bond: The Latex Paint Additive

Oil Bond has been recognized by This Old House as a Top 100 Product, and has been featured on many professional painting contractor websites and blogs. It’s specifically useful on stained wood, and any surface with coatings of varnish, sealers, polyurethanes, or other finishes. Particularly in places like kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, trim, doors, built-ins, painted furniture and windows, Oil Bond gives painters the ability to create powerful, professional-grade adhesion, all without sanding or priming. Oil Bond acts like a liquid sander deglosser and primer in one.

Use Oil Bond on wooden surfaces treated with any of the following:

  • Stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Varnish
  • Shellac
  • Lacquer
  • Or, all surfaces with oil-based paint

How To Use Oil Bond

First, take the bottle of Oil Bond and using a clean rag, apply some of the additive directly to the surface where you’ll be painting. This will lay a first layer of velcro-like surface on which the paint will stick. Then, add Oil Bond directly to your paint using a clean bucket. One bottle of Oil Bond treats two gallons of latex based paint. Stir the mixture well and paint.

  1. Apply Oil Bond directly to the surface with a clean rag
  2. Mix Oil Bond to your latex-based paint as directed on the bottle
  3. Stir well
  4. Paint

You can purchase Oil Bond directly from the manufacturer here. Or buy it at The Home Depot.

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