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polarzak 01-14-2010 10:50 AM

Durability - Oil or Latex
 
I did a search on this and nothing definitive came up. We have stairs going down into our basement family room and it is the only place I have not painted in some time and painted over with latex. I know the issues of latex over oil based, however I am wondering about the durability of latex on a high traffic area like stairs. These stairs were painted some ten years ago, and the oil paint has stood up very well. With a few nicks showing, and me being a perfection nut, I want to paint them again. Will latex stand up as well as oil based? I really would not like to have to do this job again in a year or so.
Thanks

NAV 01-14-2010 12:05 PM

No, Oil is going to last longer.

Bob Mariani 01-14-2010 03:09 PM

Tinted Post catalyzed Nitrocellulose lacquer is the more durable... Next oil.... latex is not suitable for this application with the exceptions of water borne floor epoxies.

polarzak 01-14-2010 05:25 PM

It is as I thought. Thank you both for your replies.

chrisn 01-14-2010 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Mariani (Post 382797)
Tinted Post catalyzed Nitrocellulose lacquer is the more durable... Next oil.... latex is not suitable for this application with the exceptions of water borne floor epoxies.


Man,I cannot even say that!:laughing:


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