I wanted to paint some of the spots on the outside of my house that
was pealing a bit. The paint that was used was Benjamin Moore's 110,
Alkyd, Oil based, Outside White paint. The local supply store said
that they can no longer sell this paint because of polution and VOD
regulations. I am in New York State. What is the correct replacement
paint that I should use?
Plastic and Wood Trim
I'm in NY as well, and equally screwed. I'm biting the bullet and slowly
replacing all the clapboards on my house, priming all sides and using stain.
Non-oil based paint just doesn't last. I used to paint one side of the house
at a time, as needed, and that's how I'm doing the replacement siding.
That is probably true, but if you do purchase and use it,
technically you are breaking the law. It is not just the sale of
the product, but that use that is illegal.
progressive epoxy polymers, inc.
From what I read, at least in some places it's only the 1 gallon
containers that are banned. 5 gallon and quart containers are still
And everything oil based is harder to get these days since almost
everyone is using latex for everything (even stuff they really should
be using oil based paint for). I have not previously heard of anyone
having provlems getting oil based polyeurethane though. I live in one
of the offending states and have no problem finding gallons of oil
'oil' based is really a way of saying solvent based....
The one quart exemptions are still in place except in California.
5 gal units not except.
many urethanes are being reformulated with lower VOCs, still in
many places you can paint your car with coating X but not your
outdoor grill because the car is 'mobile equipment' but the grill
I have a web page that explains a lot of this...
progressive epoxy polymers
I was told my B Moore here in Virginia the same thing. I wanted to buy a
gallon of their polyurethane to refinish my HW floors. They told me they
could only sell it in quarts due to VOC rules.
Yet 1 mile down the road, Home Depot sells Minwax poly by the gallon. I
think they even have a brand of poly in 5 gallon cans in their tool rental
Not sure I get it. Maybe Minwax is VOC compliant?
Seems to be a lot of confusion and the regulations are wacky too from what
I've been told.
Certain stores have an exemption for some period of time, some regions have
exemptions for some period or time. Some manufacturers have already decided
to phase out the oil base while others will continue for a while. Old stock
can continue to be sold.
Of course, that does not directly answer your question either.
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