painting over old paint
Hi Grandma and Grandpa,
Grandpa I guess you are reading this to Grandma. Grandma I hope you are not in too much pain. Grandpa this question is for you actually, so I hope you will give me some very much needed advice on painting. We bought a 1940's log home and in the 80's there was some remodeling done. I have tried to paint over the existing paint, in the bathroom on the cabinets. Every time I paint, it wipes off with water. So I primed it and painted it and put poly on it and the poly bled, it looked terrible and unacceptable. Soo I painted again, first I primed and then I painted. I have been using Velspar latex semi gloss paint. Today while washing up from being in the garden I splashed some water on the tile counter top and some ran down the cupboard door. You could see the run, so I wiped it off and the whole door down and got some paint on my cloth. So I guess I will be able to wipe this paint off too. I am very frustrated. Can I seal this paint so it doesn't come off? Grandpa I don't know what to do, but I have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, Living and dining room, den and office to paint. UGH!!!
Please help if you can. Thank you. Beccie