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lilbuzz 10-28-2007 12:01 PM

Painting a desk - what type paint?
 
I have just sanded an old desk in preparation for painting. I then used Kilz primer on it. What type of paint should I use to cover it now?

poppameth 10-28-2007 12:45 PM

Was it oil based Kilz or latex? I'd put an oil finish on a desk. It'll take the abuse better.

slickshift 10-28-2007 05:26 PM

Yes, we'll need to know which Kilz to answer you properly

lilbuzz 10-28-2007 07:46 PM

I misspoke. It was BIN shellac based primer.

slickshift 10-28-2007 08:26 PM

Ah...an excellent choice
You are pretty much wide open for your paint choices, most anything can go over that stuff
But I'd suggest an enamel if possible
-More durable than just plain paint

A waterborne enamel such as Satin Impervo (Ben Moore) or Pro Classic (Sherwin Williams) would be a great choice

They also come in oil-based form, which have a slight edge in durability, but are slightly harder to use, have higher VOCs, and require solvents to clean up

Either/or would be good depending on what you feel comfortable with


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