Is it latex or oil based paint

by Dan

I am to repaint a couple of church classrooms that have 2 concrete block walls and 2 sheetrock walls.

I don't know if the existing paint coating is latex (water) or alkyd (oil-based). Is there a way for me to find out what kind of product is on the walls?

I would like to avoid applying a primer before I paint if at all possible.

A product that can be rolled over both latex and oil surfaces would work if there is such a thing.

I will use an oil based product if I need to but I do prefer apply a latex paint if I can.

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Weather Shield

by Syed Muntazir Ali
(Muzaffarabad, AJK, Pakistan)

I am responsible for verification of invoices and to check quality of works and proper implementation of contract specification.

Here I have issue about weather shield application.

Can we apply weather shield in Verandah (main fron wall or outer side of rooms) while verandah is 6' wide and truss projection also 2'-6"?

In BOQ we have items of Vinyl emulsion, Plastic Emulsion and Weather sheild. Generaly we use weather shield on exterior walls and boundary wall.

Your comments about this will highly be appreciated.



Thanks and regards,

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Which paint is thickest?

by Hanna
(Mississippi)

Im doing a sciance project, and the topic is which type of paint will come off the most with nail polish remover"

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Elastomeric paint pealing on grout

by Todd
(Maryland)

I have a 20 year old brick home (brick and mortar in great shape) that I want to paint a cream or antique white color. My painter has said that elastomeric paint has an achilles heel most noticeable on brick, where water can get in at the mortar joints and can then cause blistering/failure.

He is recommending a "textcrete" primer and "permacrete" paint but will do it either way for the same price.

My painter would use an elastomeric-compatible primer on the brick after power washing for dirt and efflouresence. I have to believe, if prepped and painted properly, elastomeric paint is the best choice.

Do you have any negative information about elastomeric on brick other than price, breathability and potential dirt build-up?

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Emulsion paints

by d nicholl
(united kingdom )

I just would like to know if a white matt emulsion would do as a primer for mdf board.

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I have paint peeling off of my walls
how do I fix it

by Carol

Hi,

I just bought an old house and the paint is peeling away from all the walls. I went to the paint store and the lady there told me that I would have to scrape away any old paint that isn't sticking.

I'm hoping for another alternative as this would be a ton of work.

Thanks.

Hi Carol,

This how to paint peeling repair page should help you with your problem.

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