paint incompatibility


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Old 07-18-00, 02:15 PM
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when choosing exterior paint, is it necessary to know what kind of paint we r painting over? if so how do u determine what kind of paint is already there? we r not the original owners of home.

 
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Old 07-18-00, 02:49 PM
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Put some denatured alcohol on a rag and rub the paint. If some of the paint comes off on the rag, you have latex paint. If not, it is oil. I have had good luck putting quality latex paint over oil. Be sure to prep the surface.
 
 

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