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Old 10-28-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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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?

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

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Yes, we'll need to know which Kilz to answer you properly
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I misspoke. It was BIN shellac based primer.
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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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