Is using oil based paint legal inside a residential building (Lobby & Hallway) in NYC? Oil paint are highly

Asked by S, New York, NY Fri Aug 8, 2008

toxic and the effects of it will last for years.... Do you know?

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Francesca Gu…, , 11779
Fri May 29, 2009
Oil based Paint is used commonly for exteriors..because it is weather proof strong.
Why would you want an oil base for the interior?
It smells very BAD.
If you have any questions e mai me
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Jolie Muss, , Upper West Side, New York, NY
Tue Aug 12, 2008
Dear S,
You do not mention if it is public housing or new construction...they may have different regulations.
There are definitely rules about lead based paint, I could not find anything about oil paints..I do know that in recent years there have been state regulations about the VOC content of paints and most paint sold today has to conform to that.. You might call 311 or visit the city website at:
Below are some other links to housing resources where you might be able to find more info including a link about lead paint guidelines.
Hope this helps!
Please contact me or refer me to your friends when anyone is looking to buy or sell real estate in Manhattan!
Jolie Muss
Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Pascual Paul…, Agent, Bronx, NY
Fri Aug 8, 2008
Please seek legal advise from a lawyer and your paint professional. As agents, we are restricted from giving advise on these matters. Sorry!
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