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08:37AM | 03/19/05
Member Since: 03/18/05
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I'm repainting an exterior front door and don't know if original owners used latex or oil based paint. I've heard of a test whereby you rub alcohol on the paint and if it rubs off, it's one or the other...I just can't remember which. Can someone help?


05:48AM | 03/27/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
I answered this once, but I don't think it posted, so sorry if its a repeated reply...

Anyway, put denatured alchohol on a cloth and rub the area in question. If the paint comes off on the cloth, or at least softens up noticably-it's latex. If the surface is unaffected, it's oil.

Amanda Folster,Art Director

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