I think I have come to the realization that blog posts don't have to be long and drawn out. My boss Michael Baty actually posted this the other day. I thought it was good.
~Stacy MacSpadden (Chestnut Hall)
How to Know What Kind of Paint to Use....
Latex or oil-based? -- Ready to do some painting over old paint? Wondering whether you need a latex or oil-based paint? Here's how to tell.
First, scrub a small area with a solution of household detergent and warm water. Rinse well and towel dry. Then soak a cotton ball, Q-tip or soft rag in alcohol and rub it back and forth over the cleaned area.
If paint comes off, it's latex and another coat of the same is in order. If the paint doesn't come off, it's oil-based, and an oil-based primer is a must.
Then you have options for the finish coat, and different types of latex or oil-based paint can be used.