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Low-VOC paint over oil-based primer: is this a terrible idea?

Partner and I would like to use an oil-based primer on our moldings and baseboards, then use a no-VOC eco-friendly paint (Colorhouse; MSDS) for the topcoat. I've successfully used run-of-the-mill latex over oil primer before. But does anyone have experience with using no-VOC paint over oil primer? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Nov 15, 2015 - 3 answers

F******n, why not is it not in every 5 gallon bucket of paint already?

I'm a construction professional. I'm not a painter, but I frequently paint my own properties. Here's my question: there is an additive that makes every paint way, way better by eliminating brush or roller marks. I already pay good money for awesome paint because I know how much better it is than anything sold at big box stores. Why isn't paint sold with the miracle additive already in it? All the painters I work with know about it and think it's the best thing ever –– to be fair, only genuinely high-end clientele would notice, but that's my target group. (I won't disclose the name of the product because this is not an advertisement, I genuinely don't understand paint marketing vs. paint chemistry vs. paint marketing.)
posted by halogen on Sep 20, 2015 - 20 answers

Do I need to re-prime my walls before painting?

It's been a while since I primed my dining room walls, and I'm not sure if I need to re-prime my walls before painting. Advice paint experts? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Dec 9, 2013 - 15 answers

How much green is too much green?

Would it be weird if I painted three out of five upstairs rooms the same soft green color, if they were given different treatments? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Removall or other eco-friendly paint removers for retail in Twin Citites?

Looking for a lead on Removall 220 available for retail in the Twin Cities area, or recommendations of equivalent (brushable, eco-friendly) paint strippers. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Jul 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?

DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

It's raining...paint?

What is the most efficient way to paint over high gloss paint? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Mar 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Popcorn ceiling question

Should I paint, or dust and clean my condo popcorn ceiling texture? Not looking to remove! [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I paint my bricks white?

Should I paint my red bricks white? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 22, 2007 - 22 answers

How can I paint over my lead paint?

I want to do some re-painting in my apartment. Unfortunately I'll be painting over several coats of chipping lead paint. Is there a way to pull this off without making it look awful or killing my brain cells? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

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