But it was 3.99!!!!! So I thought if I screw it up, it's what, 4 bucks gone? So I decided to give it a shot. I'm pretty sure this was a piece that was painted this way in a factory. And I think it's an oil based paint. I did the alcohol patch test and the paint didn't come off, which means, oil paint. Crap. Just an fyi, you can't paint water based paint over oil. It doesn't work. The paint will not adhere and peel right off.
So what can you do in this situation? You can use an oil based paint, no thanks! You can use an oil based primer then you can paint over that with oil or water based paints. No thanks. I wanted to do this the cheapest way possible and without making a trip to the store. I've been using chalk paint and decided to put it to the test.