Paint for interior window shutters

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Old 08-18-04, 12:44 PM
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Paint for interior window shutters

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I'd like to paint some interior window shutters and would like some advice on paint. I had one set done professionally and they used an oil-based paint. I havenít' checked at a local paint store yet, but in just browsing, none of the big home improvement centers carry oil based paint any longer. I'm going to be using a sprayer and I'm concerned about using a latex based paint because I'm going to have to water it down. Also, I've read the oil-based paints are a little more durable for this kind of job. Any advice?
 
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We always used oil-based paint for trim, specifically interior alkyd semi-gloss. You'll get a much harder, more durable finish than with latex semi-gloss. You should match the gloss of the other shutters you had done. Use mineral spirits for clean-up and for cutting the paint if needed. Prime first with flat latex or an oil primer, then sand and dust before spraying your finish coat/s. Using a good primer makes sanding easier.
 
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Thanks for the advice!
 
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