Latest Discussions : Painting


03:36PM | 12/22/17
I know there is an exact science of how to convert interior paint into exterior latex paint.... However I'm not looking for that, basically I have40 gallons of grey interior paint and I want to use that in an exterior application, The biggest thing is how to protect it from the sun. I already added a mildewacide so that's covered and it definetly sticks w no issue, just wondering what I can add to protect it from the elements??? I appreciate any responses TY Randy


05:27PM | 07/26/18
I'm in the exact situation. Did you find an answer?

steel hammer

12:33PM | 07/27/18
Member Since: 07/15/18
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I'm not sure if it's possible to turn interior paint into exterior paint. The paints are made up differently and have a different type of resin. Therefore, I don't know how you could convert painted intended for the inside of a space into paint for the outside. Sorry!


11:53AM | 06/20/20
I'm trying to do just the opposite..want to figure out if exterior paint can be used as interior


11:54AM | 06/20/20
I'm trying to do just the opposite..want to figure out if exterior paint can be used as interior


02:19PM | 03/23/21
Exterior acrylic latex can be used inside, has no weather elements


09:32AM | 04/11/21
Why not turn it into chalk paint. (Look for recipe basically a ratio of paint and plaster of Paris) That’s durable outside as long as it’s painted on well dry surfaces


08:53PM | 05/21/21
ok guys here is a solution use one tube of painters caulk per gallon of interior paint less it is already w a primer.if its a interior +primer just use as is just make sure the wall is sealed from top and double the life span of it use a can of some sort of poly.and like the other gentlemen answered on exterior to interior i would say go for it.see what happens im wondering if it fades faster due to controlled atmosphere.


11:33AM | 08/07/21
What size of tube of painters caulk? There’s 5.5 or 10.5 oz.

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