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Old 01-14-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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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.
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No, Oil is going to last longer.

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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.
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It is as I thought. Thank you both for your replies.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:16 PM   #5
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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!
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