As the use of latex enamels grow, this topic is becoming more relevant, now let’s explore the process. Since most oil base enamels are on high abuse areas such as doors, trim and cabinets we need to make sure the adhesion of our latex paint is excellent. We also need to have a paint that wears well, is washable and it needs to flow out evenly for a smooth finish. With these expectations in mind use only a high quality acrylic such as our “Waterborne Satin Impervo 314”. This product will deliver all of the qualities described above. Now as far as adhesion, there are no short cuts. The surface must be completely clean. Use 1 cup TSP to 1 gallon warm water. Scrub, rinse well and dry. Next I suggest a light sand using 220 grit sandpaper. Yes, I know you don’t want to sand, but this is cheap insurance, since it’s not always easy to completely clean the surface. Wipe dust off with a damp cloth. If you are using “Waterborne Satin Impervo 314” you can start painting. If you are using a different product I would suggest priming with our “Fresh Start Alkyd Underbody 217” followed by your paint. Use a tack cloth to remove any dust or lint particles right before applying primer and paint. To summarize – Clean, sand then prime or start painting. Have fun, this type of project can completely change the look of your home.