First, make a solution of detergent and water to scrub the test area. Take a cotton swab, and rub rubbing alcohol over the area. If the paint peels, it is latex. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Latex paint peels due to poor wall preparation, air or wall moisture, incompatible paint types and poor paint quality. The loss of adhesion between the surface and the latex paint causes bubbles or blisters that lead to ... More »

Latex paints in unopened containers that are well sealed can last up to a decade and a half. On the other hand, latex paints that have been opened can stay without spoiling for two years. More »

According to DIY Network, the first step in painting an indoor concrete slab is to wash the area with a de-greasing solution and allow it to completely dry prior to painting. If the slab shows signs of water leakage, it'... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Use baby oil to remove spray paint from the skin and then wash thoroughly with soap and water. Consider using an exfoliating soap, such as Lava, to remove the paint more easily. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To remove latex paint from fabric, create a solution of one part liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one part water. Sponge the stain with the solution, pressing hard to ensure it soaks in completely. Rinse and repeat ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

The best way to remove fresh water-based paint from clothing is to sponge the stain with a solution of water and liquid hand dishwashing detergent or liquid laundry detergent. Mix one part water with one part liquid dete... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal