Enamel paint is a high-gloss oil-based paint that is typically used on hard, non-porous surfaces such as metal, whereas acrylic paint is a chemical-based paint that is best used on porous and outdoor surfaces due to its ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Enamel paint is a type of paint with a hard, glossy and opaque finish. Historically, the term meant it was a paint with an oil base and high gloss finish. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To paint over enamel you must first degloss the surface and apply latex primer. The required supplies are drop cloths, soap, water, a large sponge, a bucket, cleaning gloves, masking tape, paint brushes, deglosser, latex... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance
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