In Ontario, oil based paints have been highly discouraged, and sometimes banned in some manufacturers’ lines of paint. Therefore, the chances are if you go to your local hardware store or Home Depot, you’re going to be sold water-based or latex based paint more often than not. Now, there isn’t a problem with using water-based paint, but oil-based paint can actually be the superior choice in some home renovation projects in Toronto and the GTA.
Here’s when and why you should consider using oil-based paint as a substitute for water or latex based paints:
There are many advantages to using oil-based paint over other types, including but not limited to:
Oil based paint can be used in almost every situation, but it is up to you to decide when you want to put in the extra work for it. Here are some projects that you should consider using oil-based paint for.
Painting with oil based paint is slightly different than other paints (Latex based paint or water based paint). Here are some general guidelines to follow when using oil based paint.
And that’s all there is to it. Oil based paint does require a little bit more work, but it definitely pays off in the end with a much higher-quality paint job.
Of course, if you aren’t feeling up to the extra work, why not let Home Painters Toronto take a load off your back?
With over 25 years of experience in home renovations, call us NOW at 416.494.9095, or email us at Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com to get a FREE estimate for your interior painting project and consultation about oil based paint or other types of paint.