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Hi there.

Sounds like you have definitely thought the prep work through.

Regarding solvent/water-base, it really depends on how you plan on painting the surface - rattle cans are still solvent-based (and can give a pretty good result, if you have the correct conditions), that way, a standard solvent-based lacquer can be used to good effect. I'm presuming you would be removing the trims and painting indoors?

However, if you use water-based paint, then the drying process is much more intensive (its centered upon lots of air volume passing over the surface, rather than heat to dry the paint), and you would need a compatible lacquer.

Couple that with having to clean spray guns, I'd be inclined to go with the aerosols....


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