I have always used oil based paint for trim, but the paint stores say
that is being phased out so we have to get used to latex. Just painted a
door with Behr Premium Latex Enamel. It dries so fast it was impossible
to maintain a wet edge. Does anyone know of a latex paint that has not
made fast drying a "feature" so there is time to paint a across a door
and return to the start before the paint is too dry to allow proper
Thanks for reminding me about Floetrol. I have used it once in an
exterior application and it did ease the application and make the result
better. I will use that solution unless we learn of a paint brand that
works right out of the can.
California may be the reason for the anticipated demise of oil base
paint. The paint distributor way over here in Virginia said it woas
based on reducing volatile emissions, and that may have started from
Truitt Bottsford III wrote:
Native Califonian raised with oil based paint. Tried the new fangled
waterbased shtuff when it first hit the market and immediately went
back to good old oil! Major progress has been made in WB stuff and
now that's what I buy EXCEPT for wet environments like kitchen, bath &
laundry. I'm spraying WB lacquer on a couple of wall pieces our
daughter requested and not worrying about explosion proof fans and
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