Interior latex paint is used exclusively for indoor applications, while exterior latex paint is used solely for outdoor applications. Interior and exterior latex paint have different chemical properties, but they do not differ all that much.Continue Reading
Interior latex paints stand up better to abuse, such as cleaning, scrubbing and staining, as they are formulated to be more resistant to physical damage. The resins used for interior latex paints can be firmer, because the paint does not have to deal with weather and temperature differences.
Exterior latex paints are more resistant to mildew and fading, while not necessarily being stronger or more resilient than interior latex paints. The chemicals used to create exterior latex paints must allow for the paint to be flexible so that it may stand up to moisture and temperature changes.Learn more about Home Maintenance
Some good paint options for the floor of a porch are Glidden Porch & Floor alkyd polyurethane gloss paint, Behr’s Porch & Patio Floor Paint and Sherwin-Williams’ Porch and Floor Enamel latex paint. Most exterior floor paints are specially formulated to withstand weathering, as well as excessive foot traffic.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Experts recommend using oil-based paint or high-quality 100 percent acrylic latex paint for painting steel surfaces, while flat- or satin-finished paint is more suitable for aluminum. With proper surface preparation, spray paint in a rust-resistant or multipurpose formula is suitable for both steel and aluminum surfaces.Full Answer >
Paint removers that contain methylene chloride are very effective at stripping and dissolving up to 30 coats of alkyd or latex paint at once -- this kind of paint remover is called a solvent stripper. Other options beyond solvent strippers are caustic or biochemical solutions.Full Answer >