Stain-paint

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Old 09-15-17, 08:25 AM
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Stain-paint

My house, etc., are stained gray. However I have an old outbuilding out back that has some areas with old yellow paint. I'd like to transition it to the gray stain. I power-washed it and got about half off. I don't want to scrape it. It's just an old building that no one sees very much. I tried going over the paint with some semi-solid gray stain, hoping it would turn it gray. It didn't work very well. Is there something I could apply to the whole thing look generally gray by covering the yellow paint and acting like stain on the bare wood?
 
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A solid stain should cover it, it's similar to a thin paint.
 
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Thank you Marksr. I will get some and try it. Do you have an opinion as to whether water-based or oil is best?
 
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Consensus is the south tends to warrant latex due to oil based deteriorating in UV so the further north, the more oil based becomes reasonable. I use oil based stain on my deck.
 
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Thnx Quickshift. So if latex is more resistant to UV, and certainly easier to clean up after, why would a person want to use oil?
 
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Oil base coatings tend to seal better than latex. What type of coating is currently on the out bldg? Generally it's best to stick with the same type [latex or oil] of coating.
 
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I believe it's going to last longer.
 
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Afraid I don't know what's on there. It's an old building I bought and moved to my property.
 
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If you scrub a small section with denatured alcohol you should be able to figure it out. If all it does is clean that area - it's oil base, if the color comes off on your rag and you can tell that some paint has been removed - it's latex. Oops and goof off will also work. Latex paint generally adheres well to weathered chalk free oil base paint.
 
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