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Mi Feller 08-17-2010 07:41 PM

US ban on oil based paints in 2011?
Local paint dealer claims no more oil based finishes as of jan. 2011, Googled this with no results. Need to coat new wood risers on a staircase and oil based clear coat would be my choice. But if not able to recoat when necessary with similar product, than maybe water based best alternative now?

Michael Thomas 08-17-2010 08:00 PM

Likely, the dealer was referring to the tightened standards for VOCs in general, see for example:

jce 08-17-2010 09:29 PM

Yeah , I work for a paint company & there is no ban yet planned. maybe in the future there will be something , but like they said probably referring the the new voc regulations.

poppameth 08-18-2010 06:53 AM

I hear this every year. So far the manufacturers and end uses have complained enough to keep it from happening. Keep in mind also that the US government has no such regulation for their own use and often insists on some of the most volatile mixtures I've ever seen in a spec.

There are acrylics out now that do a pretty good job bonding to old oil and oil/water hybrids are popping up as well. The real problem is exterior work. When you have expansion/contraction issues to deal with as well, the best acrylic can still cause issues over oil.

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