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How do you know if paint is oil-based or water-based?

D5F29428-65A0-4AF3-8300-43B66A29028E.jpegYou can test paint using Diggers Methylated Spirits. Get a clean rag and put some metho on the edge of the rag. Rub it against a section of the paint. If the paint comes off, it is water-based paint. If it doesn't come off and just becomes very shiny, it's an oil-based paint.

 

Once you identify which kind of paint has been previously used, you can now pick a colour and repaint over it.

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