i've been advised that trying to emulsion over a lead based paint on a ceiling will not work?

as the emilsion will not take to the surface . is this true and if so how do i overcome this. Do i have to go over whole ceiling with a oil based paint first and then an emulsion

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A double coat of a quality latex primer is the key. Then paint. Hint: have primer tinted wall color for easy re-paint.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think the lead will react with the emulsion [Showing through]....I would suggest trying a small sample test using both !....What You Got to loose ?

    I would Imagine the oil based paint to create a barrier between the lead base and the Emulsion , But Then again I'm not a Decorator.......................Good Luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    call your local sherwin-williams! they are always honest, knowledgeable and fair!

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