Applying StudX to Painted Timber

StudX is formulated to penetrate into the timber, therefore it is not recommended for use over water based paint. However StudX will adhere to water based paint. 

We have a special StudX formulation designed for painted surfaces (water based). Contact Us to discuss.

Confirm the existing paint is water based:

  • Apply methylated spirits to a rag that is a different colour to the paint.
  • Hold the rag against the paint for a minute
  • Rub the surface and check for colour transfer to the rag. If the colour transfers the existing paint is water based & can be painted over with StudX Full Body.
  • See Adhesion Test
  • StudX cannot be used over enamel paints unless an enamel primer is applied prior.