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Stick to oil enamel or switch?

Posted by tenmilegardener (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 25, 10 at 10:16

I must repaint all my interior trim/doors, but since I just had hardwood floors refinished nothing is in the way! Original paint is oil enamel I put on 25 years ago. The company (Davis Paints) is out of business. The color is burgundy dash (deep cranberry). At Ace Hardware I can get exterior gloss oil enamel they will custom mix to match original paint. I love oils durability but I have some reservations about gloss. In my small town besides Ace's paints I can get Benjamin Moore but not in oil. Should I stick to oil or try a water-based enamel or alkyd from Ace or Benjamin Moore that I can get in semigloss? Also is there any way to change the sheen of oil from gloss to semi?

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RE: Stick to oil enamel or switch?

No way to change sheen.

ACE doesn't have a S/G Oil, I work @ one!
Obviously, ACE has Latex S/G's. I would consider the Cabinet/Door & Trim paint from ACE. These level nice...2 coats required, 1 day apart.
Cure time would be a month tho...pretty much for any kinda "Wine" color tho.


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