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How Do You Choose the Best Type of Paint?

Ensure a quality paint job by familiarizing yourself with the different kinds of paint

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Photography: William Ong (Main Photo)

Whether you're painting an entire room or giving an old furniture a fresh coat of paint, it's important that you choose the type of paint that works well with the material or surface that you're planning to work on. To help you on your next DIY or renovation project, here's a list of the different types of paint:

Latex Paint

Use it for: Concrete surfaces

Since it's water-based, latex paint is easy to use and the brushes and rollers can be washed with water. It is available in flat, semi-gloss, and gloss finish.

Enamel Paint

Use it for: Wood or metal

This paint is more durable and hard-wearing than latex. You may use this paint if you're repainting a wooden chair or table. Make sure you avoid spills as you would need a lacquer thinner to clean up as well as when washing brushes. 

Epoxy paint

Use it for: Surfaces subject to wear and tear

If you’re planning to give your floors a new look, consider using epoxy paint. Epoxy coatings are stain and chemical resistant—making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Lacquer paint

Use it for: Automobiles or metal surfaces

Do you plan on painting the railings of your balcony? Lacquer paint can be used for metal surfaces because it dries easily to a glossy finish.

Chlorinated rubber paint

Use it for: Outdoor furniture

Planning to paint a section of your outdoor area? You can work with chlorinated rubber paint as it can withstand different weather conditions.

ACE Paints Royal S Gloss Paint, P1,599.75, Ace Hardware.

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