I have several old langstroth boxes I obtained from a friend. Most of them are in good condition but need repainting. All of them except one have been painted with enamel (oil based) paint, and I want to repaint them with an acrylic (water based) paint, as I believe this to be a superior paint.
My first question is, do I need to strip the old paint off, and if so, how? I've been told that painting acylic over enamel isn't ideal
My second question is, would it be a good idea to treat the boxes with something like linseed oil before painting, or would this create problems with the paint adhering to the wood?
I don't know anything about painting
so please help !