I use oil based paint, alkyd, for bookcases and any painted furniture
that will be in contact with paper. Latex has an affinity for paper and
it will get stuck on it. Alkyds dont have this problem.
Ive been informed by the local big boxes that they no longer selling
oil based paints, other than floor and deck, and they will no longer be
available after the first of the year. I went to my local Sherwin
Williams and got the same story.
Has anyone else heard this? Have I missed something I should have been
paying attention to?
What can I use as a replacement if this happens?
Mix it yourself.
All ingredients in a good alkyd-paint are readily available
in the market, and any oldfashioned painter knows the receipes.
In my youth, painters made most their paints in-shop.
The simplest is boiled linseed oil and pigmentpowder
and thinner to please.
Oil-based is a great product, but is considered much less convenient by
most painters, professional and otherwise. The solvents for cleaning are a
challenge, compared to cleanup with soap and water.
This MAY be a byproduct of environmental legislation, but may just as well
be a reaction to other 'market' forces.
I prefer the look of alkyd, and the lasting ability. However, because I
end up fitting painting in around the rest of life, water-based is what
Let us know what you find out, please.
I think with the exception of California, it is the type of store you buy
from that determines whether you can get oil based or not. In Houston, you
cannot get oil based paints from Sears but you can from Sherwin Williams,
the maker of Sears paint. I think the stores that attract the average home
owner will typically sell more latex paint. The pro stores sell more oil
based for interior trim.
On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:22:49 GMT, "Leon"
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Leon. read the OP. They said they tried Sherwin Williams, and were
Dogs are better than people.
People are better than dogs for only one purpose. And
then it's only half of ofthe people. And _then_ most
of them are only ordinary anyway. And then they have a
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I have to disagree with you here. My partner and I pant probably 3 houses a
year on average. We much prefer oil based paints for clean up. Thinner
will clean a brush 5 times faster than soap and water will clean latex pased
paints. We use both and much prefer oil based at clean up time. We do all
woodwork with oil based and all walls with latex.
The Alkyd is a dryer and should not change the appearance of the paint. Do
you actually prefer the look an oil based finish to a latex finish?
I seem to have gotten the terms wrong, using alkyd instead of oil-based.
My painting is homeowner type, one room at a time, typically three colors,
two coats each. (Two wall colors, white ceiling & trim) Four different
cans of paint. (Two gloss levels on the white) And my wife has become
enamoured of the faux and decorator artsy treatments.
At least it's not wall paper very often any more.
Working as a pro, and recycling solvents properly, I agree with your
assessment. But, for me, painting three door jambs, and 60 ft of crown,
and then cleaning up, and doing it over and over again, and getting
interrupted because 'that green isn't what I thought I wanted', etc., makes
me grateful for water cleanup.
Keep doing things the way that is successful for you.
I think that relationship advice from this newsgroup MIGHT be as suspect as
that dispensed on daytime television!
And none even comes with a safety warning, ala Norm.
Let's just say that there is more than one way to lose a body part...
31.5 years and counting, and smiling. Some things are worth the
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