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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

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 » Home & Garden Home Maintenance
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