Window putty and latex question.

Hi there,
The company I paint for does a lot of heritage restoration and currently is exclusively using alkyd paint for our products. However, we'd like to start using more latex for drying time, environmental and health reasons etc.. The problem is that with the oil-based DAP window putty we use; I've read it's ok to paint latex over it after waiting for it to dry, but I don't think our customers really want to wait that long (and many don't want to do it themselves or have to pay a painter when it does set up). I wanted to try/suggest doing the entire sash/storm in latex with latex primer and finish, bed the glass and ONLY paint the putty with an alkyd colour match.
My question is: how important is it that paint overlap where the putty meets the wood? Will water penetrate that seal and damage the putty faster?
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On Jul 24, 4:42 pm, you_f_o_at_hotmail_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (fatheyzeus) wrote:

Have you reviewed the Secretary's Standards to see if it's allowed. That would be the first thing to do.
Secondly, would you be able to the the shine the same for the different paint types. The colors might match but will the finish match? I think you'll only know by trying it once on scrap to find out.
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On Jul 24, 4:42 pm, you_f_o_at_hotmail_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (fatheyzeus) wrote:

I just posted a reply but it didn't look like it went through. So if I am double posting, I apologize in advance.
First off, check the Secretary's Standards to see if it's allowed. That's pretty definitive and you'll do little to argue your way out of that in any case.
Second, get some scrap and see if the sheen matches. You might match the color but you'll also need to know if the finish is the same. Not all "eggshell" is the same.
I hope this goes through better this time.
Pat.
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I use an oil based primer and a latex top coat.
In the summer you only need about a week for the Dap to skin over enough for a latex primer coat to accept the paint.
I paint slow enough that would not be a problem but I prefer the oil primer.
Don't confuse me for a pro painter.
Colbyt
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Done! :-)

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fatheyzeus wrote:

Putty is whiting and linseed oil so it isn't going to be damaged.
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