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  1. #1
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    Default Paint cans with no labels

    How can one tell the difference bewteen latex and oil paints, if the labels on the cans are no longer on the cans?

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    Default Re: Paint cans with no labels

    Stir it up, stick your finger in it then try to wash it off with water. Latex will wash with ease, oil will require mineral spirits to remove.

    After your test, put a dab on the lid so you know what color it is and mark the can accordingly.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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