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August 12, 2017 18:08

Use and selection of latex paint


  • 1 Quality latex paint
  • 2 Types of latex paint
  • 3 Choice vodoemulsionku
    • 3.1 ceiling painting
    • 3.2 Exterior work
  • 4 Existing brand water-based paints
    • 4.1 Company manufacturers and their dignity

Latex paint is a new universal method of decorative decoration both inside and outside.She has a lot of positive qualities, which makes it popular for painting virtually all elements of the construction, repair or renovation:

Scope of latex paint

Scope latex paint

  • walls made of wood, plaster, brick, concrete.
  • Ceilings of wood (particleboard, fiberboard, drywall, putty, foam panels and plinth).
  • facades (exterior finishing of walls of any material except metal).
  • Decorative plaster finish.

Quality latex paint

Scope latex paint due to its properties and qualities:

  • Latex paint for walls, ceilings and other easily made the call in any color.
  • stability both low and high temperatures from -20 to 30-400S.
  • uniformity and good rollability fur roller with medium pile.
  • Excellent-dispersion properties, which makes it possible to dilute it with plain water.
  • lack of odor and environmental friendliness.
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  • has antiseptic and antifungal properties.
  • resistant to weather and mechanical stress.

like any other finishing material, acrylic or latex paint is not very positive feature.It can not be kolirovana in bright saturated color, such as oil.It is also less resistant to wet environments.The latter quality manufacturers were able to improve by applying the composition in Bole durable polymers and special hardeners.

The use of acrylic paint in a humid environment

application of acrylic paint in a wet environment

Types of latex paint

Latex latex gets its name because of the chemical composition and the method of its preparation.Depending on this you can discern the following colors:

  • acrylic;
  • polyvinyl acetate;
  • butadiene;
  • akrilosilikonovye.

These chemical names of the polymers that make up the ink, which is usually indicated in small print on the package in a remote place.It depends on them properties and application of the material.Usually when choosing draws attention to the inscription "Latex", which is emblazoned on the front side of the banks and the additional label "moisture-proof", "Facade" and so on.Latex on its physico-chemical structure is an emulsion of fine particles which act as a polymeric powdered material.Based on the physical properties of latex paints have a second common name - latex or latex.

Given that acrylic paint is a kind of latex, the question "What is the best paint, acrylic or latex?" Is not relevant.Many people confuse the kind and the type that leads to misinformation and false searches.All banks acrylic inscription "latex", indicating that the structure of the paint - emulsion, rather than on the composition.

Paint the walls in the living room

Paint the walls in the living room

Acrylic has excellent properties of paint coatings to strengthen the structure.They are resistant to abrasion and washing.Also such inks often butadiene acetate polymer is present.It makes the coating elastic.These properties will soon almost completely replaced, alkyd and oil paints.

Also, latex paint can be of several types depending on the structure:

  • matte;
  • glossy.

But this is not such a brilliant luster, like alkyd enamels.With the right combination with the design and other decorative elements, this property may well be a plus.

Matt vodoemulsionku can be:

  • deep-matt;
  • semi;
  • matte.

glossy, in turn, can also have multiple invoices:

  • semi-gloss;
  • glossy;
  • superglyantsevaya.

Most manufacturers of these colors may also indicate on the package parameters such invoice as:

  • silky glossy;
  • velvety matt.

Choosing paint texture depends on the desired result and design solutions.

Choice vodoemulsionku

first question, which asks an experienced Sales in the hardware store will be - "What are you going to paint? '.It is from this and depends on the type recommended by the paint.

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Painting the ceiling

ceiling Painting

ceiling painting

If you have to paint the ceiling in the room, the chosen latex paint for ceilings.At the bank it will be written.At the same time here you can use any of the options presented both matte and glossy.With proper application techniques (roller with medium pile fur, soft wide brush in the boundless or difficult conspicuous places) finish is uniform both in color and in texture.ceiling material can be any wood, particleboard, fiberboard, or drywall.But before painting, of course, you need to prepare the surface.If wood wall paneling, is sufficient to seal the defects using putty and sanded.If you apply the drywall, then laid a uniform thin layer of putty will provide the necessary uniformity and texture.

There should be cautious to do with the choice of the degree of gloss and matt, gloss paint because it lays down a thin layer and emphasizes the irregularities and small scratches, brushed all this great secret. should also take into account the degree of humidity of the room.If this is the kitchen, bathroom or toilet, then choose the best paint with the words "Water-resistant".For example, this applies to the domestic paint scheme.

Painting walls

Painting of walls

Before painting the surface is not recommended to be primed with special structures.Instead, better to use only the same dye in a dilute water ratio of 1: 5.It dries a lot faster at the same time will create the necessary basis for a matte for easy operation with a roller.The surface is better well sanded and cleaned from dust with a brush.

Exterior work

for exterior paint should be chosen with the corresponding inscriptions.The Finnish company Tikkurila produces a wide range of colors for the exterior and for interior works.At the same time there are also water-resistant, wear-resistant, decorative (with a velvet effect).This brand of Euro 2, Euro 3, Euro 7 and Euro 12, Luya, Harmony, and others.

Water-resistant latex paint Tikkurila

Water-resistant latex paint Tikurrila

consumption latex paints from different manufacturers and indicated in a ratio of 1 liter of a certain number of m2.Overlap all kinds in two layers, allowing complete drying of the previous one.This can be either 1 hour or several hours depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment.

existing brand water-based paints

Today, the hardware store, you can find a great variety of individual brands and types within a single manufacturer of paints.In addition, each latex properties has identified that distinguishes them on the field of use.

Company manufacturers and their dignity

on the market today can be found a large number of a wide variety of manufacturers of latex paint: KABE, Ceresit, Dali, Prestige, Polirem, Terraco, Parade, Renoton, Ultra, Snezka, Braska, Dulux, Caparol, Olimp, Condori others.Consider some of the marks on the details.

Popular brands of paints

Popular brand paints

Snezka is one of the most popular brands of paint that perfectly withstand direct sunlight, lends itself well to wash or crack over time.Consumption of the emulsion is 1 liter for 14 m2 by applying 2 layers.

Latex paint snow

Latex paint snow

Dulux- British company that produces high-quality and durable latex paint.The range includes emulsion for all types of wallpaper, as well as texture.Great popularity and positive reviews has velvety matte Dulux V Sheen.The advantages and, perhaps, differences of this brand should include the lowest rate, which is 1 liter for 14-16 m2.

German mark Caparol has no less popular and high quality.In commercially available as a silky-matt and satin-gloss latex paint for walls and ceilings, kitchens and corridors.This material has one of the biggest expenses, which is 1 liter per 6-7 m2.

all on the banks of the cost of latex paints are specified when applied on a flat and smooth surface.

Russian paint Olimp though has no such glory as foreign because of their lower-quality properties, but it has a great demand because of the very low cost.When applying more layers can achieve uniformity of color and texture.Check the paint consumption, help online calculator.