Old 10-11-05, 03:15 PM
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I am painting interior window trims and want no brish marks in the pint. Just a smooth finish. Is oil the way to go or latex. Can I paint oil over latex? Latex over oil?? etc. Hellllllllp!!
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Old 10-11-05, 03:45 PM
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I don't know about the oil vs. latex, but I've painted alot of window trim. What I've found is that you need to buy a good quality paint - it tends to "flow" better, and hides the brush marks. I've used latex , and so far, so good. Remember to tape off the windows carefully to avoid alot of scraping.....
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Old 10-11-05, 06:47 PM
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Although oil base flows together better than latex you can get a good looking job with latex. As Debbie mentioned quality paint does a far superior job than cheap paint will. It is also imperative to use a good brush - it will lay the paint out better than a cheap brush will [plus they are easier to use].

Adding floetrol to latex paint or penatrol to oil base will help the paint to flow better.

You can always paint oil base over latex. To apply latex over an oil enamel you will likely need to sand and then prime with an oil base or shellac primer first.
Old 10-11-05, 08:17 PM
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Check out either of these 2 paints:
Sherwin williams ProClassic Waterborne Trim Paint
Benjamin Moore's Waterborne Satin Impervo

Both are latex, and level out like an oil.

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