Oil Based Paint

Oil Based Paint vs Water Based Paint

When starting a household painting project you’ll often wonder if the paint already on there is oil based or water based. There’s a new product on the market that will help discern the difference. So before you spend your money on paint let’s talk about Tru-Swipe. Tru-Swipe is an affordable new way to easily test if you’re painting over oil or water based paint. Check out Tru-Swipe Website

Why Not Use Water Based Paint on top of Based Paint?

When dealing with water based paint you should know that it simply won’t adhere to new or aged oil based paint. The outcome you’ll be left with is adhesion failure. This will result in costly problems such as unnecessary paint peeling and expensive solutions. Why not do the job right the first time? Otherwise, hard earned time and money will be wasted.

How Lead Became Dead

In the late 70’s it was acceptable to use lead based paint. When it was inevitably banned however, oil based paint became a safer alternative. The EPA requires regulation of volatile organic compounds or VOC’s. This gave way to water based paint technology. But as versatile as it is, oil and water don’t mix.

We use Eco Friendly Urethane Paint

That’s right. Once the EPA regulations kicked in we moved to the safer urethane paint.

Set Aside Time to Properly Prep for your Painting Project

Any painter worth their salt will tell you that the proper prep of the job should come first. To do this it’s important to find out if you’ll be working with oil or water based paint. Without the proper tools you’ll find it very difficult to determine between the two. If you’re not paying attention to the type of paint your working with two things will happen. First, you’ll be faced with paint peeling and second, the loss of any time and money invested in the project. This is why it’s important to know the difference. Fortunately, we have the answer for you!

Tru-Swipe Will Tell You What Kind of Paint You’re Dealing With

The Tru-Swipe method is simple. Just swipe the cloth over the painted area and if the paint is dulled you’ll know it’s water based. However if the surface is clean then it’s oil based paint you’ll be dealing with.

Tru-Swipe Will Save You Time and Money

  • All you do is Tru-Swipe the painted surface 3-4 times and check the pad to see if the paint was removed.
  • If paint is removed, you’ll know you have a water based paint that does not need to be primed before painting. Saving you time and money, while knowing you have the right paint for your project.
  • Oil based painted surfaces will not break down or degloss when using our specially formulated Tru-Swipe. A clean reading shows the the painted surface is oil based and will requiring sanding and a oil based top coat, or sanding, priming and a water based  top coat. When water based paints are painted over oil based paint you end up with unsightly catastrophic failure as shown.

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Tru-Swipe Will Tell You What Kind of Paint You’re Dealing With

The Tru-Swipe method is simple. Just swipe the cloth over the painted area and if the paint is dulled you’ll know it’s water based. However if the surface is clean then it’s oil based paint you’ll be dealing with.

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