Can You Use Water Based Paint Over Shellac?

What’s the difference between Zinsser BIN and Zinsser 123?

BIN is solvent (methylated spirit) based, 123 is water based both are good stain blockers but BIN is better for resin (knots etc) only for spot priming when used outside (no idea why I painted a whole stack pipe in it no problem) while 123 is for large areas..

Do I need to undercoat over Zinsser BIN?

Re: Zinsser B-I-N You usually do two coats of BIN and then you do not need to undercoat just go with two top coats. This would be the procedure if you are covering over varnish type finishes.

Can you put shellac over water based paint?

The acrylic will hold up fine by itself, but if you want a bit more shine, you can go over it, after the paint dries, with a thin spray of shellac, SealCoat or water-based finish in an aerosol can.

Is shellac oil or water based?

While oil-based poly requires 4 hours to dry between coats, these finishes are much faster: Lacquer (30 min.) Shellac (1 hr.) Water-based poly (2 hours)

Can water based paint go over shellac primer?

Can I used latex paint over shellac or oil based primer? Or oil based paint on latex or shellac primer? Yes, you can use ALL 3 types of primers over or under latex and oil based paint. Some glossy surfaces will benefit from sanding first.

Can you use shellac on MDF?

I have use shellac and poly with no adverse issues with the MDF. They both really toughen up the MDF and help prevent dents, etc. No swelling, warping, “grain” raising. I prefer shellac as I love the stuff but I think any type finish you have laying around will be fine.

What is better Zinsser or Kilz?

When applied to two different walls in the same space, two coats each, Original Kilz Primer allowed more bleed-through, while Zinsser provided better coverage. However, Kilz Premium is a high-hiding formula, with a whiter, thicker consistency for superb opacity.

What happens if you paint over shellac?

Latex Paint over Shellac Shellac can actually function as an excellent primer for latex-based paints. It smooths out the surface of the wood and helps to fill in any naturally occurring knots or pinholes. Instead of painting over shellac surface prep and primer, you can simply roll out your final coat of paint.

Why can’t you use TSP with Zinsser primer?

In doing an house where there had been heavy, heavy smoking (the nicotine was running off the walls) I emailed the Zinsser site asking why they do not recommend washing the walls with TSP first. Their reply was that the TSP could leave a residue that made the primer less effective.

Can you use water based paint over Zinsser BIN?

Zinsser’s primers (BIN, 123 and Cover Stain) all say in their technical docs that they can be painted over with any water-based or solvent-based topcoat.

What is shellac based primer used for?

Shellac has been used for centuries to seal wood and other surfaces. Good for interior paint jobs, shellac-based primers are possibly the best stain-blocking primers, working well on severe water and smoke damage to walls and surfaces — they even seal in smells from smoke damage.

Can I emulsion over Zinsser BIN?

Yes you can paint over that – just make sure it is properly dry. Also if you are doing two coats over it make sure you also leave a good amount of drying time between. BE123 seems to slow the drying process a little and you will find the paint dragging if you try and second coat to soon.

How good is Zinsser paint?

It offers protection to all outdoor surfaces including wood, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding which is why it’s often a staple item in so many professional decorators core kit. It is also completely mould resistant and boasts an impressively long-lasting finish at 15 years!

Can I use water based paint on oil based primer?

When painting over oil based paints, only an oil based paint may be used. … The exception is that an oil based primer may accept any kind of top coat paint. For that reason, an oil based primer is recommended to be applied over any oil based top coat, then a water based paint may be used as a top coat.

Can you use shellac as a primer?

Shellac primer works well enough under most circumstances, but also has the virtue of being the main primer for use over previously stained wood. Without shellac, you will need to remove that stain before you refinish the wood.