Which deck paint is best: oil or water based?

Answer On One Hand: Oil-Based Paint Is More DurableWhen painting a deck or any other woodwork, oil-based paints are the stronger choice. A coat of oil-based paint lasts longer before peeling and is more s... Read More »

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What would be a common solvent for oil based paint and water based paint?

How do I remove oil-based paint off my wood deck?

Use a Liquid Solvent-Based WaxWipe dirt and dust from the paint-spilled area of the deck with a rag. Pour a small amount of liquid solvent-based wax onto a clean rag, and wipe onto the paint on the... Read More »

Can you use water-based latex paint over an oil-based primer?

You can use water-based latex paint over an oil-based primer. This combination can be used when painting indoors or out. However, when painting latex over oil-based primer indoors, make sure all ... Read More »

How do I tell if I have oil based or water based paint on a wall?

AnswerYou need a rag and denatured alcohol. The alcohol will soften water based paints but leave oil base alone. This is what you do.Use a light colored rag for dark paint colors and a dark rag for... Read More »