Can I paint over stain? The exterior of our house is coated with stain and I want to paint over it. What are the steps to do this?
You should have no problem getting paint to hold over stain. Be sure the surfaces you plan to paint are clean, the stain is totally dry and there are no loose chips on the surface. Prime the house with a pigmented stain sealer to prevent "flashes" or "hotspots" coming through the paint. Then, paint with a good quality paint and paint brush designed for the outdoors such as our XL™ Glide™ series.