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Denatured alcohol test - oil vs. latex

Posted by kimcoco (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 20, 11 at 11:37

I tested a table I'll be painting. The denatured alcohol easily removed the two top layers of paint when I rubbed with a cloth. The third layer, and orange layer, does nothing and looks shiny and new when I rub with denatured alcohol.

So are the top two layers oil based paint and the bottom layer latex, or is it the opposite? I forget which is which.

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RE: Denatured alcohol test - oil vs. latex

Denatured alcohol will remove latex and shellac based paint but will do nothing to oil based paint.

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