Painting is Easier and Faster for California Painter Who Uses Oil Bond

Painting is Easier and Faster for California Painter Who Uses Oil Bond

Posted by : Latex Agent   /  

You have a job that calls for painting over oil based or glossy surfaces. You probably add about 30% more time to your estimate. You need to plan on sanding, priming and cleaning up all that dust. Paint Contractor, Michael Christy, feels your pain. He has been painting with latex for a long time, as regulated by California. He recently discovered Latex Agent Oil Bond. Now he eliminates some prep work, experiences excellent paint adhesion, finishes sooner and has time for more business!

The Benefits of Oil Bond

  1. Doesn’t require sanding

Painting over oil-based paint presents a challenge. Lots of sanding is required in order to make a surface ready for latex paint to stick. Sanding isn’t just hard work, it’s a big mess. Professional painters spend more time, and spend more on labor in order to properly re-paint over oil based painted surfaces for this reason. That’s where Oil Bond is so useful.

Oil Bond’s chemical makeup encourages surface adhesion without sanding. Sold at, Home Depot and Amazon, Oil Bond has been recognized by many leading painter experts to be useful and effective for these situations. This Old House named Oil Bond a Top 100 Product in 2015.

  1. Doesn’t require priming

Painters can also cut costs by not using primer. Oil Bond acts just like an adhesive primer when wiped on the surface first then added to the latex paint. Unless you need primer to color a previous dark color or bleed potential, you can use Oil Bond in the Latex Paint color of your choice instead of primer.  You will also save time by not needing to wait up to 24 hours that primers sometimes require before painting the color coat. They can cost professional painters an entire day on a given job site. Imagine saving an entire day on the job!

In case you wondered, Oil Bond won’t affect paint sheen,  color, or UV protection qualities.

  1. How to use Oil Bond

Wipe Oil Bond directly to the area where you’ll be painting with a clean rag.  Wait an hour or up to 18 hours.  Mix 16oz. of Oil Bond per gallon of latex paint together.  Begin painting.

Don’t sand.

Don’t prime.



We get it. Oil-based paints aren’t as popular but they still exist on many surfaces you will encounter – cabinets, doors, trim, railings, furniture. So, make the transition as easy as possible for surfaces that are currently painted with oil-based paint. Use an additive like Oil Bond. It will essentially eliminate the need to sand or prime, saving contractors hours of hard work and clean up, and ultimately create the best-looking, appealing and professional paint job possible.

Learn more about Oil Bond

This Old House Names Oil Bond Top 100

Infographic: A Guide to Using Oil Bond

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets without Sanding or Priming


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