denatured alcohol: Tip of the Day! - 10/16/11 04:32 PM
Tip of the Day!  
Would you like to know the easiest way to check your paint type
(latex or oil based)?   
 

 
You need a rag with a different color from the surface being tested (ie: if a white surface, use a darker color rag) and some denatured alcohol (hardware store).   Gently rub the rag soaked with a little denatured alcohol on the paint - if paint color comes off, it's water based (latex) - otherwise, it is probably oil based paint.  
 
 
Reason
- water based (latex) paint is alcohol based... it is water washable while … (16 comments)

denatured alcohol: Tip of the Day! - 02/10/11 11:18 AM
Tip of the Day!  
Would you like to know the easiest way to check your paint type
(water or oil based)?   
 

 
You need a rag with a different color from the surface being tested (ie: if a white surface, use a darker color rag) and some denatured alcohol (hardware store).   Gently rub the rag soaked with a little denatured alcohol on the paint - if paint color comes off, it's water based - otherwise, it is probably oil based paint.  
 
 
Reason
- water based paint is alcohol based... it is water washable while wet only.
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