More than 70% of the paint that is available on the market today is the latex type of paint, which is also known as water-based paint, since most of its liquid component is water. A majority of professionals use latex house paint for their client’s projects for both interior and exterior paint applications, and for good reason. Here’s why:
Qualities of Latex House Paint
Latex paints are preferred by many professional painters primarily because they are so easy to clean up, requiring only water and regular soap. More than this, latex paints also offer many advantages performance-wise.
For one, high-quality latex house paint is more durable than oil-based paint when it comes to retaining color and resisting chalking. This means a house painted with latex house paint would look good for longer than one painted with oil-based paint.
Also, latex paints do not have the tendency to become brittle, unlike oil paints, so these paints will not crack easily.
Latex paints of high quality that have binders of 100% acrylic are particularly long lasting and flexible. They are known to adhere incredibly well to various outdoor surfaces, so there is less likelihood of painting problems like flaking, peeling, or blistering. Using latex house paint for your home has a faster drying time, making it possible to apply the second coat on the same day if needed.
Features of Latex House Paint:
- More elastic than oil-based paint so it adheres well to most surfaces and can be applied on concrete, wood, brick, stucco, galvanized metal, aluminum and vinyl siding, and others
- Excellent chalk- and fade-resistance, even with bright sun exposure
- Allows smooth and even application with minimal paintbrush drag
- Not susceptible to mildew growth
- Minimal odor
- Easy cleanup with water
- Quick-drying in as short as one hour, up to six hours
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