Sunday, September 5, 2010

Types of Paints

Paints can be mainly classified as

1. Distempers
Dry Distempers are dry powder like paints and are mixed with water.
Also referred to as white-wash.
Oil Bound Distempers comes in liquid form and will last for 3 to 4 years
at the most. Its much cheaper than a emulsion.

2. Emulsions
Emulsions come as Matt, Semi-Glossy and Glossy and are also referred
to as plastic paints. Some paint companies refer to the finish as
Regular, Eggshell/Satin and Silk. Emulsions come pre-mixed with water from the paint company

3. Oil or Enamel Paints
Are very thick paints to be used on metals or woods. They cannot be
be mixed with water. They have a very strong paint like smell and have
Volatile Organic Compounds.