Thursday, November 13, 2008

AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION :

Going insane, Laura posted this question on Yedda, and based on your Yedda profile, we think you can provide a great answer to it:
Is there a paint for my indoor trim work that would adhere to its current oil based finish without sanding and minimized off gassing (green friendly)?
I22 have a 10 year old house whose trim was painted in a white oil based paint. It is showing wear and I'm tired of white. So I need to repaint, but I am afraid of oil based paint off gassing. Is there a 'green' paint that minimizes off-gassing that would adhere to the oil based paint without sanding my arms off? Please advise. Thanks so much for your help. Laura Peterson dpeterson6@nc.rr.com

ANSWER


Hello peterson
I certainly understand your dilemma in the reality of the difference in smell...A POINT ....to make though is that oil base paint is much more durable an so very easy to care for after it's repainted ... Some better quality oils like benjamin moore is much less fragrant . an actually has a fragrance in it to help with the smell. there is low odor mineral spirits . an the best paint additive to help with a wet edge and flow out in brushing is penetrol to mix with the paint instead of mineral spirits as a thinner . will not cut your working material to thin an makes working with oils so much more controllable . please reconsider .... I am 50 yrs old an have been painting for more than 40 yrs. yes i started painting when i was 9 yrs old with my uncle .
I am old an grey an retirement isn't a want but economy forced me to close my corporation an disband my employees . all alone the time drifts by effectively destroying my thoughts of ever getting back into the swing of employment after all who hires an old man these day's . I guess getting back to my point is this someone worked very hard at laying out the first applications of your trim work . priming , sanding the first an possibly the second coats of paint . most of all care was generally taken in its original beauty . it is the absolute best in paint qualities.... much more durable than even the best acrylics which is on the market . acrylic is more soft damages easily absorbs humidity an mold is an associative of acrylics much less than oils although mold may become present on oil it doesn't grow into it as it can with acrylic/latex products . ..... my reality is that i have seen so many people avoid oils due to the harshness an realities of difficulty in handling an applying oils . I urge you to reconsider . you will have to sand anyway's to apply an acrylic primer in order for it to stick well anyway . there is a liquid sand paper that will remove the gloss off oils an will assist in reducing the necessity of sanding but it is as volatile as the harshness of oil even more so really..... please from my heart i urge you to consider what i am trying to express in the time i am taking to express my feeling to you . try to understand where this effort is coming from i am expressing . reconsider an take a moment in time to realize that the time to prime over oil ( kilz 2 a water base primer ) around 25.00 a gallon very difficult to use sets up way to quickly to work with much more than oil . benjamin moore gloss acrylic finish . around 35.00 a gallon . there is 3 M sanding pads , rather than sand paper much easier to use . a vacuum cleaner with sanding reduces dust fallout an floating . be sure to be extra careful most old oils have lead in it . use a top quality dust mask ( not the cheap ones ) referred as 2 string (yellow) rubber band type n-95 some have an air expulsion device that allow the hot air in the mask out so that your not re breathing hot air . they are around 2.50 each to up to 5.00 but last a while an handle it carefully it is your life safety i am stressing . lead paint oil dust is very troublesome an highly costly to hire someone to sand it . but with care is easily done . just remember to work with it carefully tack cloths are useful in removing extra fine debris around 1.50 each they r very tacky an aid in clean up an disposal .. of dusty areas . without redistributing it up in to the air .
please feel free in e mailing me in any questions you may have . I will be glad to offer advice any help at all if necessary in your desire to achieve a quality professional result in your endeavors . after all painting has been my entire life . although the economy has me at a stand still . at the computer has been my life lately
here's a link to one of my many blogs but this is the painting i have online in other advice . which includes the selection of a brush utensil to use :
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