Rustoleum on Wood?

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Old 05-16-07, 04:06 AM
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Rustoleum on Wood?

Does anyone know how oil-base rustoleum performs on wood? I want to paint some book shelves and from past experience I found that latex does not perform very well. Due to air standards I will have to drive 1.5 hours West to get oil based paint, except Rustoleum, which stores around here do seem to stock. So does anyone know how Rustoleum performs on wood? I want to get semi-gloss paint and not have to spend 3 hours on the road just to buy paint.
 
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Old 05-16-07, 04:27 AM
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I would think it would work just fine. Other than having some rust preventive additives, it's basically an oil paint. You would want to make sure you properly prime the bare wood first of course. I would certainly choose it over a three hour drive. Hopefully a painting pro will ring in with a more informed opinion.
 
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Ya, rustoleum will work fine. Another option would be waterborne enamel which dries almost as hard as oil but cleans up with water.
 
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How hard is waterborne enamel?

After it is dry, will the books stick to the shelves? (The location is in the basement) I'm willing to consider a non-oil paint if the books don't stick to the shelves. And can you mention a brand of waterborne enamel?
thanks, -cilla
 
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Most latex enamels are bad to stick a little but waterborne dries hard like oil base and won't cause the sticking. SWP has waterborne in their proclassic line. I'm not familiar with Ben Moore's waterborne but understand it is also an excellent enamel [no suprise]

Basically you have 3 choices to prevent sticking
Oil base enamel, waterborne enamel or flat latex.
 
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