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Differences Exterior Painting: Oil Vs Latex Paint


There are certain differences between oil and latex paint, as you might know some people prefer oil-based paint while others prefer latex-based paint, the truth is that they both work but some people have different preferences than others.


In the following article, we are going to show you and talk about the differences between these two types of exterior painting. A lot of us don’t know the differences between oil and latex paint, which is okay, that’s why we will guide and instruct you between the differences, similarities, pros, and cons.


LATEX PAINT.


Latex paint offers a variety of benefits which include the following: Long term durability, prevents cracks and it doesn’t get yellow over time. Yes, that’s right, it has been proved that the flexibility of latex prevents cracking and offers long-term paint.


Latex paints also tend to resist yellowing over the years. They emit fewer odors which is great, and it takes less time to dry compared to other paints.


We are going to show you and introduce some pros and cons of latex paint.


PROS.


  • Fewer odor.

  • Non-combustible.

  • Durability.

  • Easy to clean up.

  • Non-yellowing over time.


CONS.


  • The amount of time paint can be brushed before it sets.



OIL PAINT.


Oil-based paints are often known for their adhesion to difficult and rough surfaces and its ability to hide perfectly using one coat only, which is great for those who don’t want to spend a lot of paint and money.


Oil paints also offer a longer window to brush before it sets completely. It offers a better finish texture and offers resistance to abrasion.



PROS.


  • Moisture resistant.

  • Durable.

  • Greater open-time.

  • Great level flow or leveling.


CONS.


  • Strong odor.

  • It yellows over the years.

  • Requires solvent cleanup.



Those are some things you need to look for at the moment of painting the exterior of your house and when you are choosing the right kind of paint. For example, if you think you’d like to change the color over the years then you could use oil paint which will require a new coat after a couple of years.


If you are looking for a more durable kind of paint then you could try latex which is perfect and resists yellowing and its durability is great.



CONCLUSION.


In conclusion, they both do the job and are great, they have some small changes and differences but overall they work just fine for your house project.











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