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Oil Paint Over Latex

Yonak
We have some interior trim that was painted using latex paint 15 years ago. Now we want to paint it with oil-based paint.

The kid at the Sherwin Williams store says, "No problem. Just paint the oil-based paint over the water-based."

On the other hand, a friend who does a lot of painting says I should use a water-based primer under the oil paint.

The guy at Home Depot says I could paint the oil-based right over the water-based but, it would be better if I used a primer, which could be water-based or an oil-based primer .. it doesn't matter.

Who's right ?

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