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Old 11-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Exterior Paint For Indoors?


I was curious what would be the harm in using an exterior paint inside? I know some paints state interior/exterior and others only exterior. What are the main differences?
A friend of mine wanted to use some exterior paint on his trim.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Mostly exterior paints just have higher voc's and UV protection in them, to keep the paint from fading in the sun.

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It'll work fine. It just stinks more inside.
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I used some duration exterior paint on my oldest son's room at our old house after redoing the sheet rock because I had it. The finish looked beautiful. The problem was it peeled off in sheets. I noticed a small spot the kids picked off and when I investigated further sure enough very poor bonding to the drywall. Yes I dusted the wall of first. Could perhaps be lack of primer but that is my experience with exterior paint indoors. I wont do it again.
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I used some duration exterior paint on my oldest son's room at our old house after redoing the sheet rock because I had it. The finish looked beautiful. The problem was it peeled off in sheets. I noticed a small spot the kids picked off and when I investigated further sure enough very poor bonding to the drywall. Yes I dusted the wall of first. Could perhaps be lack of primer but that is my experience with exterior paint indoors. I wont do it again.
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I used some in my bath 'because I had it'. The only problem I have noticed is even when dry, it seems I can see where moisture has been around the top of the walls. Well that and a little peeling around the pedestal sink where I did not caulk.

I do remember reading somewhere about off gassing and exterior paint being used on the inside. Maybe something to do with voc's.

Yes, I do have a fan. Hopefully it is the right size. I can't remember right now how it is rated.
Seems I read it here a few years ago.
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There is major off gassing occuring in my bathroom..
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There is major off gassing occuring in my bathroom..
Heheh, hence the F*rt fan! Might explain the paint peeling. That some serious off gassing!

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