which paint is it?

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Old 05-26-00, 06:03 AM
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i want to repaint the interior of my house but don't know how to tell what type of paint has been used. How can i tell if it's oil or latex paint.
 
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Old 06-24-00, 04:18 PM
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The answer is very simple. Put some denatured alcohol on a rag and rub a small inconspicuous spot. If it is latex, the alcohol will dissolve it and you will see it on the rag. The alcohol will have no effect on oil based paint.
 
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