Can't get oil based paint anymore
I don't know if you can use a solid stain over paint. It seems to me that the whole purpose of a stain is to penetrate into bare wood, and the paint on the wood would scuttle that gameplan.
I know that linseed oil based paints haven't been available for some time, but is there any reason you don't want to use an exterior alkyd paint?
Or, are you saying that even alkyd paints are now verbotten in New York? (If that's the case, you COULD always take a drive across the northern border and buy all you want in the Great White North.)
Linseed oil based primers adhere to wood better than alkyd primers, so I wish I could still buy drying oil interior and exterior primers.
Last edited by Nestor_Kelebay; 07-02-2008 at 09:20 PM.