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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?

A. Spruce
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.

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