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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY WALLS ARE WATER BASED (LATEX) PAINT OR OIL (ALKYD) PAINT?​

Jason Moorhouse, President - Jason Moorhouse

July 14th, 2020

We recommend using some fingernail polish (Denatured Alcohol) on a cotton cloth and rub it lightly in an area you don’t mind some damage. If the paint becomes soft or begins to remove then it is latex or waterbed paint. If it’s not affected then it’s likely and alkyd paint.