I shy away from latex even though some feel it is easy. It may be easy to clean the brush but then the paint is where I want a good smooth coat and oil seems to work much better for me. It tends to self-level more as well as wind up with a nice hard finish which stands up to being wiped down when needed. You will sometimes have water running down here and there but it will not hurt the frame as it takes a lot of long term staying wet to begin rotting.
For choosing a color, the darker shades will do more to hide any small imperfections that might sneak in. Light colors can leaves shadows which make any small dips of hollows show more.
No need to sand igf there are not runs which would show through. Oil based paint over spray should work fine. Blobs, drips or runs, sand off.
Last edited by PlantedRich; 04-17-2015 at 02:54 AM.