Latex paint (also known as "water based") will freeze at the same temperature as water does (32℉) since there is water inside the can. It is recommended to prevent your latex paint from freezing by bringing your paint in a temperature- controlled space during the winter months.
Will my oil based paint freeze?
Alkyd paint (also known as "oil based") will not freeze since the ingredients do not contain water, but alkyd resins and natural oils. However, cold weather will thicken the oil b...
For simplicity, the term "latex" will be used in this article to describe water based paint because it is the most commonly used term. There are more accurate ways to describe certain types of water based products but we will not go into that today.
When I am in a customers home, I can usually figure this out by sight and touch but sometimes it can be hard to tell if the finish is oil based or latex. This is most often a dilemma associated with trim work and doors since this is where oil based was used often when it was pop...
Flat, Dead Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Low Lustre, Pearl, Satin, Medium Lustre, Semi-gloss, Gloss.
There certainly is not a lack of choices when it comes to choosing paint sheens for your interior painting project. It can be a little overwhelming if you don't understand what each one is intended for, so let's dive in and figure this out together.
What are you painting? Is it a Ceiling, Wall, Door, Floor?
Ceilings will normally receive a dead flat finish since there is no need for cleaning, unless the space is in a moist...