The interior walls of your home have a variety of options available when it comes to the type of paint you wish to use. Paint types can be broken down into one of two primary options: oil-based paint, and latex-based paint. When you choose to use a more top quality brand of oil paint, you can expect that the adhesion characteristics of the oil-based paint will be excellent. There are some other advantages as well as disadvantages when it comes to using the oil-based paint option for your home’s interior.

How Durable Is It?

The adhesion of oil-based paints really is excellent. In fact, heavily chalked areas and surfaces will have better adhesion with oil-based than they would with latex.

How Well Does It Retain Color?

Particularly in the exposure to the bright sun, oil-based paint is more prone to chalking and/or fading.

How Easy Is It To Apply?

More brush drag is required than compared to latex, however the coats go on heavier than latex which allows for coverage and hiding with one coat, instead of multiple coats for latex.

Will It Resist Mildew?

While most oil-based paint products will include a mildewcide to help minimize the growth of mold, a vegetable oil paint base can contain and provide the nutrients that are needed for the growth of mildew.

How Versatile Is It?

Except for new stucco, concrete, or other forms of masonry, oil-based paint is acceptable for use on most materials. However, pre-treating or sealant may be required. It is also cautioned that you should avoid applying oil-based paint to galvanized metal.

Does It Have An Odor?

When compared to latex based paints, oil-based paints definitely do have a more noticeable odor associated with them and their use.

How Long Will It Take To Dry?

The time necessary for the oil-based paint to dry can range between 8 to 24 hours.

If you are considering painting the interior of your home, make sure to call Ross Brothers today at 954-281-7944 to speak about the options that are available to you, and to see what the difference a trusted contactor with nearly 3 decades of experience is able to do.

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