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Old 01-28-2019, 10:19 AM
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Replaced old rug covered pine stair treads and risers w/ new routed and sanded poplar replacements. Not thinking I gave them 3 coats of premium quality Behr white latex. After 3 months of wear it seems I made the wrong choice and should have went w/ enamel as the treads still seem to get tacky when wet and grains of sand and grit dig in to the 3 layers. I will be installing tread covers, but I am asking if I should repaint treads w/enamel over the latex? ( picture for representation )
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Replaced old rug covered pine stair treads and risers w/ new routed and sanded poplar replacements. Not thinking I gave them 3 coats of premium quality Behr white latex. After 3 months of wear it seems I made the wrong choice and should have went w/ enamel as the treads still seem to get tacky when wet and grains of sand and grit dig in to the 3 layers. I will be installing tread covers, but I am asking if I should repaint treads w/enamel over the latex? ( picture for representation )
No. Never oil over latex. Latex over oil is fine and preferred in some or most apps. Always prime wood with oil interior and exterior. then top coat with either.
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With the performance Latex coatings available, I dont think you need to go to an oil, but I would call your local Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore for recommendations. Behr is not the best choice for stairs....
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As the treads are already painted, the suggestion is to re-coat with a tougher latex?
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I recently did the same...primed with zinsser shellac primer and then a latex paint ....not very durable ...I think im going to re paint and coat with minwax Satin Polycrylic... Its a real hard gloss finish and I think with be more durable....
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Will you apply over latex?

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