Oil-based paint

Oil-based paint refers to the type of solvent used in the paint. This is the liquid portion of the paint that evaporates during the drying process. Oil-based paint uses an organic solvent, typically mineral turpentine, in the paint composition. Oil-based paint is extremely durable and, as a result, is often used for moldings and trims. 

Oil-based paint has a higher concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) which can cause headaches, skin irritation, and nausea in some people. It is important to have proper ventilation and protection when using oil-based paints. Oil-based paints can also yellow and lose sheen over time. Oil based paints are typically thicker and take longer to dry initially but less time to fully cure. Cleanup while painting with oil-based paints require turpentine or paint thinner. If you accidentally use water to clean an oil-based paint, it will get sticky and ruin the brush or equipment.

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