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- Is available in latex and oil-based formulations in different gloss levels such as flat, satin, eggshell, semi-gloss and high-gloss.
- Interior latex paint is easily applied and can be thinned with water. Brushes and rollers can also be cleaned with water.
- Latex paint is the most common and easiest type of paint to use.
- Oil-based interior paint consists of a pigment that exists within a substance made of resins and thinners. When thinners evaporate, the resins form a hard coating—and the pigment provides the color.
- The contents of oil-based paints make them harder to apply, although this same characteristic can also give them a heavier coverage on the first coat.
- Oil-based paints have certain disadvantages, particularly the odor and the longer drying time (8 to 24 hours). Solvents, thinners or turpentine are also necessary for cleanup, and oil-based paints cannot be applied to moist surfaces.