Question by  jrbaseball06 (21)

Can you give me some pointers on how to paint with oil-based paint?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First clean the area with degreaser. Buy a good brush for oil based. Ventilate the room. Tape off the areas you don't want the paint to go on. I paint the windows first. Let them dry and go to the walls. Be patient oil-base does take longer to dry but it also lasts longer.


Answer by  beck (1099)

First, use in a well ventilated area. Many places no longer carry oil based paint due to the toxic nature of the solvents in the paint. Use brushes or rollers specifically made for oil based paint and clean up with paint solvent, turpentine or mineral spirits as directed on paint.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Expect oil based paint to take a long time to dry, so use thin coats. To clean up you need to use turpentine.


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

Many artists choose oil based paints for their projects because of the slow drying qualities it has. This paint is normally applied in thick and generous coats for best results.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

Be careful, as it won't clean with water. Make sure to have good cleaning supplies on hand, gasonline will work as well to clean if you don't have anything else.


Answer by  Senuue (98)

Be sure to have a brush made for oil paints. There are additives available to help the flow of the paint as well as some accelrants that will help it dry faster. Always be extra careful as it is difficult to clean up(use mineral spirits aka paint thinner for cleaning)


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

The main thing to remember about oil paint is that is thinner than latex paint. It also takes longer to dry and can be more prone to running. Follow the directions on the can to ensure that you get a good finish.

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