Most experienced painters know about “oil rage,” a psychological phenomenon that can occur after days and weeks of dealing with oil-based paint on a long job. At times I’ve literally had to walk away because the process became so stressful.However, now that traditional oil-based paints are slowly bowing out of the marketplace — mostly because of tougher VOC regulations — there is one trait I’ll miss about them: their remarkable consistency in finish. Whether brushed, rolled, or sprayed, they level flawlessly, leaving behind a beautiful hard-cured film with a soft sheen. Fortunately, very similar results are possible with today’s premium...

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