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How to tell if your paint or stain is oil-based or water-based:
For best results, refer to the product-specific Application Instructions on each product page
Painting over oil-based paint with water-based paint is likely to cause peeling or chipping because water-based paints don’t bond well with the glossy surface of oil-based paint.
However, with the right preparation, you can successfully use ECOS water-based paint over an existing oil-based paint following these steps:
STEP 1: PREP
STEP 2: CLEAN
STEP 3: PRIME
STEP 4: PAINT
For best results, refer to the product-specific Application Instructions on each product page.
Painting metal can be complicated. Good surface preparation is the key to a professional finish.
Metals that are prone to rust, such as galvanized metal or cast iron, are not recommended for use with ECOS water-based products. ECOS paints should not be applied directly to metal surfaces.
Metal surfaces that have been primed from the factory but not yet painted:
Metal that has been previously painted:
When purchasing two or more containers of the same color paint, it is an industry standard practice to combine them into one larger container, known as boxing the paint.
Boxing paints eliminates any slight color variations that may exist between two containers and blends the color to ensure the color coverage matches throughout your space.
ECOS clear, water-based varnishes may be applied directly over conventional oil-based stains. Stains must be allowed to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before applying ECOS varnish.
Cleaning ECOS water-based, acrylic paints and varnishes is a straightforward process. A mixture of warm water and mild soap suds is the recommended cleaning solution.
*Exterior surfaces should be cleaned with the same mild solution
Questions? Contact our customer support team: 866-587-3586 or [email protected]