The bathtub and shower surround is in a manufactured home and I am assuming that it is made of fiberglass. The previous owner painted the surfaces with regular latex paint. I know it will not hold up and need to fix it. Can I use epoxy paint over it or does the latex paint need to be removed first? The trim and walls have the same latex paint on them.

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    The epoxy will only stick to whatever is immediately beneath it - so epoxying over latex paint is a waste of good epoxy, since we know the latex is just going to peel off
    – brhans
    Feb 12 at 3:41
  • That's the gist of it. When a layer is poorly adhering because of poor prep, there is no "magic bullet" that will spare you the work of hand-stripping it all off. Fortunately the weaker range of strippers will curdle latex without perturbing the gelcoat layer beneath it. Feb 13 at 1:39
  • Thank you for your comments. Very helpful Feb 14 at 14:12


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