My Local Homedepot Doesn't Sell Oil-based Paint. - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 55
Rewards Points: 75
Default

My local Homedepot doesn't sell oil-based paint.


I walked through the isles over and over in the paint section and couldn't find any oil paints - only oil primers. I live in california, is this a state thing? or do other homedepots in other places not sell oil paints too?

I was gonna ask the paint lady why this was but she kinda busy. If it's a state thing then I guess i'll have to settle for acrylic latex, water and some floetrol for my wooden door. correct?

Advertisement

newbpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
Remodeling Contractor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 3,590
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

My local Homedepot doesn't sell oil-based paint.


Depends on where you live. Only CA does not allow oil paint. But buying paint at Home Depot is a waste of money. Worst paint in the world. Read threads on Behr paint. Go to a paint store and stick with Benjamin Moore paints. For exterior wood you are better with Latex anyway. Latex has large resins which will allow moisture in the wood to move out through the paint film. Oil uses finer resins which will make a tighter film. So when the water moves out it will bubble and chip the paint. Oil primers are still used to seal the wood.

Advertisement

Bob Mariani is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flat over Semi-Gloss dankreboot Painting 21 02-24-2013 08:46 PM
Dark over light...Do I need tinted primer? melissaandkris Painting 17 09-09-2011 11:43 AM
semi gloss enamel vs eggshell enamel NoExperience Painting 18 03-05-2009 05:57 AM
Flashing NoExperience Painting 13 09-04-2008 06:56 AM
Semi gloss on Semi gloss mattpricemn Painting 6 08-25-2008 08:18 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts