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Types Of Latex Paints & Their Technical Characteristics

Latex paints represent emulsions containing polymer particles that are not dissolved in water, which, after evaporation of the water, turn into sealed plastic film. The surfaces painted with this type of paint are characterised by noteworthy flatness and smoothness. These paints are mainly utilised for painting the ceiling and walls where there is no need for wet cleaning. Although it is washed off quite quickly, it is practical, beautiful, economical and safe for health material, and its price is really affordable.

Acrylic latex paints are water-resistant enough to paint concrete or plastered surfaces, as well as brick and plasterboard walls. It dries quickly and does not smell, it’s non-toxic and environmentally friendly and looks nice. Depending on the main components in the composition, the types are divided into:

  • Acrylic latex paint, different from the simple acrylic with the addition of latex, which gives elasticity, firmness and durability. Of course, it costs more, and it is more frequently applied in the exteriors.
  • Silicate paint is ideal for interior and exterior painting on brick cement concrete or limestone walls and ceilings. It is not afraid of rain and snow, while special additives provide high quality and reliable paint adhesion to the surface, resulting in reduced expenses. A trendy option, the materials are manufactured by the leading, innovative firms like Britannia, focused on manufacturing of exterior wall coatings
  • The silicone paint is the most popular of all types of water-based paints. Due to emulsify silicone resin this paint is strong enough to repel water, resistant to temperature changes and mechanical stress. Therefore, it is used for painting the facade of buildings and areas of buildings. One of the significant drawbacks is poor air permeability, elevated levels of moisture and the risk of mold formation.

Technical characteristics overview

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