Oil based paint gone????

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abunaitoo

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I went to look for some oil based paint, and seems no one here has any.
One guy I talked to, said they've been out for a long time.
I've heard that the gooberment wants to phase out oil based paints.
It's just not green enough for people that have no idea about paints.
Could it be true?????
 

Sparky617

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Still available in NC. What state are you in? The VOCs in oil paint can cause smog and they are being phased out. I think California already phased them out. Fortunately latex paints have gotten a lot better over the years.
 

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Nationalist socialist state of hawaii.
We don't have a smog problem.
But sometimes, when the wind changed, the steam from the eruptions cover the island.
I've had problems with water based paints not drying.
That's why I went to oil based.
Now no oil based, so I guess I have no choice.
 

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Oil based paints have been going the way of the dodo-bird for a long time.

Some are still available in Ontario, but pretty rare.

I prefer the water based paints anyways.
 

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Yeah, there are a few still in the world of Ontario... But not so much anymore... I remember 15 - 16 years ago when we were told NOT to use OIL paint. I remember we had to prime everything in the schools (eventually 186 buildings)... Before painting with primer first... Long long job...
 
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