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Old 02-16-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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I just read your post regarding oil vs latex for interior exterior, etc. and have a question. I am going to be painting 3/4 inch untreated yellow pine plywood floor inside my new 8 x 12 shed. I know I want to use an oil based primer; however, should I just use an oil based paint or the oil based floor and porch paint for the topcoat. I read what you said about the expansion and contraction of wood outside vs. inside, but would this hold true for an interior shed floor that is out of the elements? I just want a good surface that will hold up to push mower, wheel barrel, foot traffic, and something that might clean up well in case I get some grease on it or something like that.

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one thing to keep in mind - Maryland falls under the OTC regs concerning VOC limits in paint. It might be very difficult to find a good quality Oil based exterior paint. Depending on what you find, you might want to look into Solid deck stains for your floor. For the railing and trim I agree that nothing looks nicer than an oil based finish - but the stuff isn't what it used to be. Do you know what type of wood? I would probably play it safe and prime with a high quality oil based primer - there are some good penetrating alkyd primers out there -but keep in mind they take a very long time to dry so you want to make sure the weather is appropriate. After priming I would personally use a 100% acrylic latex - just think they are getting better all the time and the oils are getting worse as all the "good" stuff is being taken out due to VOC regs.

Might be a good idea to go to your local paint stores, see what products are available locally and see what they suggest.

Good luck whatever you decide.

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my reply was actually intended for the OP on the other thread - which I can't find anymore.
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