Two Types of Paints to Consider for your House’s Wall Painting

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Having to paint your house should be a smooth run and an easy exercise based on the type of paint you pick to use. While the process might be smoother with one type of paint over the other, your painting work’s final quality may not be directly proportional to the easy experience. So what are these two types of paints, and how are they advantageous to you? Let us find out below.

Water-Based Paints

Water-based paints are called so because of their ability to dissolve in water due to the microscopic plastic particles of binders, fillers, and pigments used to make the paint. Water-based paint is easy to use since you only need water to make a great mixture of this paint. A majority of wall paints in the market today are water-based thanks to their ease of use.

Using water-based paint on your walls would be easier if it is a wall you are painting for the first time or one that has been painted using water-based paint before. However, if you apply this paint on oil-based paint, you will need to take some caution steps before proceeding with the painting.

You will have to make the wall clean then dry it to keep offal water droplets sticking around. Once cleaned, you can scrub the wall to roughen the surface a little bit to prevent the peeling of the new coat of water-based paint. Professionals like can always help you with this process at some affordable fee.

Advantages of using a Water-Based Paint

Using water-based paint may attract the following benefits.

  • Doesn’t attract mildew growth.
  • It has low levels of toxic emissions.
  • Dries quickly.
  • You can quickly clean it up with water in case of a spill.
  • Offers a stable color over time. It doesn’t fade quickly in sunlight.
  • You don’t need to pre-treat a water-based paint.

Oil-Based Paints

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Unlike their water-based counterparts, oil-based paints are slow-dryers. They are made of particles of pigments suspended in a drying oil. These paint types can be used in almost all types of surfaces, and it is highly durable and brings out a vibrant finish. You can use solvents such as turpentine or white spirit to modify the viscosity of the paint. Modifying an oil-based paint’s viscosity helps to clean off the paint from surfaces and brushes after painting.

You should consider wearing protective gear such as overalls, masks, and gloves to protect yourself from using oil-based paint. The paint emits strong fumes that can overwhelm you. The sticky nature will demand you have your protective gear on to keep your skin off the paints, as explained at

Advantages of using Oil-Based Paint

  • Perfect for high-moisture rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens.
  • Gives an attractive gloss.
  • Offers a hard, durable finish.
  • The longer drying time for this paint is good for making fixes.
  • The paints offer an excellent finish and smooth leveling.

These two types of paints are the major types of paint you can find in the market today. If you want a quick and easy-to-use paint for your walls, then the water-based paints will work best. However, if you search for better quality and top-notch finishes, then the oil-based paint will suffice.

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