Cnde
Cnde
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  • Lake Charles, LA
Asked on May 25, 2017

Can you use exterior paint on interior doors and trim?

DebbyCharlie HentzShoshana

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3 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 25, 2017

    I'd be cautious just because a lot of times exterior paint will have additives in it that are not necessarily safe for indoor use.
  • Charlie Hentz
    on May 25, 2017

    I've done it for individual areas (but not whole house), no problem. I've also used it for white trim. As with any paint, ventilate properly. I would think it more important when using exterior paint, but I think exterior has more 'bonding' ingredients and also more 'sun fading' blockers.
  • Debby
    on May 25, 2017

    Check that paint is safe for interior use and strip to bare board so that the water from the previous paint does not cause the exterior coat to blister.
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