Soap & water cleanup with oil based paint.


This is a new one for me. I've prepped my deck & I'm using Wolman Finish & Preservative to reseal it. The can says it's oil based. The warning says it contains mineral spirits. The cleanup instructions says wet brushes may be cleaned with soap & water or mineral spirits. Tacky or dry spills must be cleaned with mineral spirits. The product is clear & not milky. I dipped a just used brush in plain water & everything gummed up. I added a squirt of liquid soap to the pail, swished it a few times, the gummed up particles disolved and the brush was almost clean! Easiest cleanup I've ever seen. All my life I've been told water & oil are incompatable. Is this something new? If so, I darn sure like it.
Red
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:46:29 -0700, Red wrote:

One word: emulsification.
--
Liverpool. European City Of Culture 2008
http://www.liverpool08.com
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Red wrote:

The "soap" was a detergent and as another poster said "emulsification" is a good word to know... :)
There are new(er) formulations that are more amenable to water/detergent cleaning as you've discovered, yes. Many still don't work as well although the detergent will help on virtually any oil-based finish, it won't work nearly as well unless it (the finish) has been formulated to do so.
--
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.