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Old 01-10-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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New paint help Dry Air condition?


Our house has flat paint that's several years old. Ad a painter, I know that when I paint over this type of wall, it soaks the paint up like a sponge. So...I'm wondering if our walls are contributing to our really dry indoor air in the winter. seems to reason that if I put new paint in perhaps a satin finish, it might help to lessen the absorbtion of moisture from the air. done plausible? We have a humidifier but it's not really doing the trick (maybe for the first week after new filters, after that it just aint cutting it!)

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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Hey sport,
Where you live makes a big difference. My living room is finished with eggshell enamel and I can't get the humidity above 35 humidity. Paint isn't a factor, however that's an interesting scenario, but NO, I don't believe that's a factor. Where do you live?

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Hey sport,
Two things you might want to consider......(1 A whole house humidifier on the furnace or (2 post you dilemma on the HVAC forum. Heating and cooling contractors there would be better equipped to help with your questions.
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PS I checked your relative humidity level there and it's worse than here in Michigan.
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