Pros and Cons of Using Latex Based Paint

Last week we talked about pros and cons of using oil based paints. This week we want to review some pros and cons of using latex or water based paint on your next painting project.

Using Latex Based Paint Pros

  • Dries and cures much faster
  • Much easier to clean up
  • Doesn’t yellow over time
  • Latex based paint is better for the environment
  • It’s easier to find good Latex products with great warranties

Using Latex Based Paint, an example by Peak Pro

Using Latex Based Paint Cons

  • When going from a dark color to a lighter color, 2 coats are often necessary
  • Latex or water based paint doesn’t hold up in wood as well as oil-based paints

What kind of paint will you use on your next painting project?

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