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Old 08-10-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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"It seemed, for a time, that oil-based paints would go the way of the dinosaur. Between hybrids that promised fast drying times, soy-based alternatives that offered a sustainable base and the basic joys of acrylic and latex paints, the outlook for oil paint seemed very grim indeed. But oil paint is still an important tool for painters, as it has some qualities that just can’t be mimicked by other paint types." Oil Paint is Still an Important Tool
How often do you still use oil based paint?

What is the last thing you used it on?
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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its still readily available down here, but it seems to be getting phased out.
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Still available here, but I've made real effort to transition away from it. That's fairly easy to do with finish paints. When it comes to primers, that may take awhile.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:44 PM   #4
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Use oil primers all the time. Can't honestly remember the last time I used an oil finish product. I do miss the finished product of oil but not the smell.
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Use oil primers all the time. Can't honestly remember the last time I used an oil finish product. I do miss the finished product of oil but not the smell.
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Zero. And after breathing it for most of my life - I don’t miss it at all. The WB products have come a long way, and once you develop a sound system for converting existing oil to water, you’re good to go.
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I've got a big oil trim job to do right after labor day. I prolly do at best 3-4 jobs a year with it.
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About the only time I use oil is for priming bare wood, covering stains, or for getting that lovely wallpaper ready for top coating. I can almost see the steam coming out of the ears of daArch, Chrisn, Prowall Guy, Underdog, and a host of others. Hey, when the customer doesn't want to pay for removal, and the seams are in good shape, its getting painted guys.
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I've got a big oil trim job to do right after labor day. I prolly do my best 3/4 jobs a tear with it.

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Wish I was you, but only to admire the finished product. I still dont think WB or even hybrids are alll the way there yet, but def nipping at the heels. I admire anybody still using oil.
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Year? Cuz, there ain't no crying in painting.
Wow I butchered that entire post. all fixed now.
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It's been several years. Which is kind of annoying as I've got several half empty jugs of thinner in my shed that I have virtually no way of getting rid of. Amongst other things.

We have two hazardous waste days a year around here at the local dump and they always seem to happen on days when I'm not available and can't for the life of me make myself so.
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I just finished 2 days of priming horse hair plaster walls and all trim in 3 bedrooms and a hallway and 7 doors with Cover Stain.I hate wearing a respirator but i love the how you can sand the crap out of it to get a nice smooth finish.
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I just finished 2 days of priming horse hair plaster walls and all trim in 3 bedrooms and a hallway and 7 doors with Cover Stain.I hate wearing a respirator but i love the how you can sand the crap out of it to get a nice smooth finish.
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we use it all the time on trim and cabinets.
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Nada. Last I used was a cabinet job a year and a half ago. Swore that was the last time.
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About the only time I'm using oils is for priming raw wood or varnishes.


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Cover stain is the only oil I use anymore, and that only when absolutely necessary, such as the nicotine house last week.
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Last year we used oil. Paint store couldn't make the gallons of Impervo match for some reason. 3 gallons, three different shades.
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I stopped using it about three years ago
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