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Old 02-08-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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I'm curious how many of you would use exterior paint for interior work. Would you? Do you on a regular basis?
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have, on occasion used an exterior Semi-Gloss on interior trim. I just like that it covered in one coat. It was an apartment repaint where perfection wasn't required.
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I have, on occasion used an exterior Semi-Gloss on interior trim. I just like that it covered in one coat. It was an apartment repaint where perfection wasn't required.
Was that the one for the ad for $400 and they wanted "million dollar quality".
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I work in a store that sells Ben Moore, and I had a customer bring in another brand and ask me to fix the color for her. The paint was an exterior semi-gloss, but she told me it was for her kitchen cabinets. When I asked if she had specified that she wanted exterior paint, she said that her painter had gotten it, that she hadn't even noticed it was for exterior use. I didn't want to bash her painter, but did suggest that she call the manufacturer to check that this product was suitable for the job.
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PaintLady,

Not trying to be rude or dismissive, but as you've been here since october I am surprised you missed this thread just in december

https://www.painttalk.com/f2/can-exte...or-room-26242/

I know the vBulletin search engine sucks, but it didn't take me but thirty seconds to find the subject matter. To your advantage, finding a recent thread on a subject gives much better answers than starting one new. AND you can always bump the recent one it if you have any specific questions, which you haven't relayed yet.





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I'm curious how many of you would use exterior paint for interior work. Would you? Do you on a regular basis?
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ben has the correct answer, no, never, why would you???????
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Soft, flexible exterior paint for kitchen cabinets? Hmmmmmmn, I have not tried that yet....
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The painter must be planning to use ext. on the outside of the cabinets and int. on the inside of them.
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PaintLady,

Not trying to be rude or dismissive, but as you've been here since october I am surprised you missed this thread just in december

https://www.painttalk.com/f2/can-exte...or-room-26242/

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Dude!! You sound like a moderator. Do you want an application?? I think you will do just fine.
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Dude!! You sound like a moderator. Do you want an application?? I think you will do just fine.
Tried it - didn't work out.
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The painter must be planning to use ext. on the outside of the cabinets and int. on the inside of them.
That sounds like this painter! And in California, that'll probably hold up in a court of law...
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We had an interior application that seemed more like an exterior: wide temperature swings, occasional high humidity, etc. I called the PPG tech service line and they assured me that it was a totally appropriate use for an exterior acrylic latex.
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I finished a couple of rooms in my basement about 5 years ago, and used ext semi for the window casings, then I joined paintalk and have become more professional, so I wouldn't now.
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The inside of a garage is the only place I would maybe consider it.

And only if it was a freebie for a family member or close friend and I had extra paint from somewhere.
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Thanks for all your replies. It helps to have reinforcement from professionals who care when I'm arguing a point to a customer who is getting taken by a painter who doesn't care. In this case, my customer had a hard time believing that her painter who has been painting for 20+ years would show up to her job with the wrong product in hand.
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I finished a couple of rooms in my basement about 5 years ago, and used ext semi for the window casings, then I joined paintalk and have become more professional, so I wouldn't now.
Thats back when you were called skimp9!
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Thanks for all your replies. It helps to have reinforcement from professionals who care when I'm arguing a point to a customer who is getting taken by a painter who doesn't care. In this case, my customer had a hard time believing that her painter who has been painting for 20+ years would show up to her job with the wrong product in hand.
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Thats back when you were called skimp9!
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