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What is acrylic latex paint?

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Acrylic latex paint is a type of latex paint that contains acrylic binding ingredients. These paints dry quickly to a flexible finish that resists flaking.

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Acrylic latex paint is a popular choice for exterior use. It works well on wood, vinyl siding and unpainted masonry. It is also a popular choice for interior trim.

Acrylic latex paint is particularly effective in freezing conditions because it does not crack or peel; however, this type of paint is not ideal for all surfaces. For example, it does not perform well when applied to surfaces with powder coatings or those covered in multiple layers of old oil-based paint.

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