## Thursday, February 18, 2010

### Can i use latex paint if im using oil base kilz to prime a unfinished wallboard?

yesCan i use latex paint if im using oil base kilz to prime a unfinished wallboard?
I'm assuming KILZ is like BIN, a strong primer for smoke damage, mold, etc.

YES.

Always try an unseen area first, but I think that it is not a true oil base product because clean up is diffucult with paint thinners.Can i use latex paint if im using oil base kilz to prime a unfinished wallboard?
Yes. latex will work over kilz. I've done it many many times.
Yes, I was always told latex can go over oil but oil can't go over

latex.
hello painter here! you are correct! latex can go on oil but oil cannot go on latex. now when you say wallboard... what do you mean? not sheetrock right? i ask because you really shouldn't use oil for the first coat on sheetrock.

lj
Are you sure Kilz is oil based? I thought that it was alcohol based. Either way, you can use latex over it.
Yes, Or you could use the expensive stuff, used specifically for unfinished wall board.