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How Can You Tell if Paint is Oil or Latex?

November 3, 2012

couple paintingHow can you tell if existing paint is oil or latex?

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November 4, 20120 found this helpful

Try a product called Goo Off
(carried at most hardware and automotive stores). If the paint gets gummy, the paint is latex; if it just looks cleaner, it is oil based paint. You can put latex paint over oil based paint, but oil based paint will not stick to latex paint.

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November 5, 20120 found this helpful

You can also use lacquer thinner or fingernail polish remover.

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