Hi, I recently ripped up carpeting in a bedroom and found particle board underlayment underneath. I am planning on replacing the particle board with hardwood flooring in about 1-2 years, but I am wondering if I can paint the underlayment in the meantime. I was told at a local hardware store that if I painted the particle board with water-based latex primer (followed by paint) that it would "melt" the particle board and that I should use oil-based primer instead. This sounded absurd to me particularly since this 'paint professional' had not heard of low VOC paints. I would much rather use water-based primer and paint because of their lower VOC and smell. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,