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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 1 decade ago

Information about using oil based paints?

Tips, Techniques, Helpful hints or suggestions?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    After applying thousands of gallons of paint, and having the benefits of latex, improve often, I don't use OIL based paint indoors.

    Consider the factors,,,not counting that oil based paint might be more durable.

    Smell/Proper ventilation


    Cleanup using more chemicals

    Drying time.

    Inability to use a room perhaps until Dry is the case

    Proper disposal of left over paint and cleaning chemicals.

    I could go on.

    Certainly Oil based paints can be blended in choices of colors, and have their place, in areas of high traffic, IE: Basement/garage floors.

    For an Exterior, I might consider them, but latex is still my coating of choice.

    Define the areas you wish to paint, consider options, and enjoy the process more, as well as equally the finish after the fact.

    That said however, I've learned one thing. The customer is always "right" even when they aren't. In my case I'd adjust my bid to accomodate both the customer and myself.

    Rev. Steven

    Source(s): 40 plus years as a contractor
  • 1 decade ago

    When the smaller and flat to semi-flat areas (like Door jambs) are being painted, I find the small roller (about 3.5 to 4 inches across-in the States all paint departments at Lowe's and HOme Depot carry them) is a joy and when the oil based paint is the right consistency, the little roller pattern completely disappears, and the gloss or high gloss finish becomes as glass! So smooth, no ripples or brush streaks! I used Olympic paint last month and really enjoyed the job! Good Luck! Also...the job was more fun when I played my favorite music as I worked!

  • 1 decade ago

    Oil-base paint for what? It is still more durable & water resistant than latex, but top quality latex is very good. But good quality oil-base can be bought at cheaper price than top-quality latex. I prefer oil-base on kitchen and bathroom cabinets and think latex is good elsewhere. Use a good quality natural bristle brush with oil-base, and you usually get better results by thinning it just a little. If one coat covers flat surfaces well, but not edges and corners, put a coat on the hard to cover areas first, and after it has dried (& been sanded), then put a coat on everything. If you are putting in new ceiling moulding and/or baseboard, paint it on sawhorses before installing it, and then touch up nail spots & caulk or apply a final coat after installation.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think oil based paints go on better and look better after applied. Just be sure to have plenty of paint thinner to clean up any mess you may have.

  • 1 decade ago

    To clean your hands afterwards, use vegtable oil. Works great. Learned that tip from a painter.

  • 1 decade ago

    Stinks and takes forever to dry

  • enord
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    u can keep the brush in water so it doesnt dry overnight +++ so long as the water doesnt evaporate.

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