In the good old days, people used oil or alkyds paint because they liked the smooth finish on wood trim inside their home. But over time, paint companies have fazed out oil paint to help protect the environment. Fortunately a few
paint companies are now carrying a waterborne alkyd enamel product. Here at O’Connor’s Painting Service, we have used this waterborne alkyd product on several jobs and can report back to our readers that we like the smooth finish and low odor these products provides.
One of those products is Sherwin Williams ProClassic Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Semi-Gloss. It can be applied by brush, roller or sprayer on a clean, dry surface that has either been primed or dulled if previously painted with a gloss product. Drying time on the first coat takes 20-40 minutes and a second re-coat will take 3-4 hours to dry. This Sherwin Williams aklyd product can be used on block, drywall, masonry and plaster.
Benjamin Moore also has an alkyd product on the market called Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd Satin or High Gloss.
The biggest difference between the Benjamin Moore product and the Sherwin Williams product discussed above is the drying time. First coat will take 4-6 hours to dry with the second re-coat 16 hours to dry and be sure to wait the entire 16 hours drying time, this Benjamin Moore product can not be rushed.
O’Connor’s Painting Service can recommend both of these products for their excellent durability, leveling properties, ease of application and clean up.