Choosing the Right Medium

p finkelstein explains mediums

Choosing the right medium depends on several factors: the nature and scope of the project, the type of faux finish chosen, weather conditions, dust, time constraints, and your own skill level. Oil-based and water-based systems each have advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the facts about each type will help you to choose the kind most appropriate for the job. In the chart below Pierre specifies both the advantages and disadvantages of oil and water based mediums.

General Compatibility Rules:
1. Oil glaze may be applied over an oil basecoat, with little or no preparation
2. Oil glaze may be applied over a water basecoat, with little or no preparation
3. Water glaze may be applied over a water basecoat, with little or no preparation
4. Water glaze must not be applied over an oil basecoat unless the surface is specially prepared. (See Degreasing an Oil Basecoat with Whiting)

choosing the right medium-chart- oil vs water

For extended open time when using a water-based system, try Proceed Glazing Mediums.

 

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