Latex paint - the whole truth about it and varnish materials
Table of contents
- 1 What is the color
- 2 Basic properties
- 3 Application area
- 4.1 Tikkurilla
- 4.2 Parade
- 4.3 Feidal
- 4.4 Caparol
- 4.5 Dulux
- 5 Output
What is latex paint, what qualities and characteristics it has, and the purposes for which it can be used? Previously, I was also interested in these questions, but for now, gain experience, I am ready to answer them. In addition, here are a few mini-reviews, which will help beginners on their own to choose.
Paint based on latex - a durable and environmentally friendly paint material
What is the color
Let's look at what constitutes a latex paint. In general latex - a natural material, which is the sap of rubber plants. However, to the latex paint, nothing it does not.
In fact, latex paints made based on acrylic copolymers; synthetic latex. By the way, acrylic - is a type of synthetic latex, so latex and acrylic compositions according to the characteristics and properties are not much different.
Accordingly, to make a choice between latex and acrylic paint is not quite correct. The main thing to pay attention to the characteristics of the material and the manufacturer.
According to the type of formulation, latex paints are water-dispersion, ie instead of organic solvents in their composition is water, which makes environmentally friendly coating and virtually odorless. However, this does not mean that the film is formed by them resistant to moisture.
Oil in water - Bright example aqueous dispersion
The principle of waterborne coatings is that the polymers are in the water in the undissolved state. As a result, after application to the surface of the water evaporates and the remaining film is polymerized. Then it can be exposed to moisture or even washing detergents.
Like any other coating materials, latex-based paints have their pluses and minuses, seen below.
pros. Besides environmental paint Latex have other positive characteristics:
- drying speed. Freeze for several hours, usually within 2 hours it is possible to apply the second layer;
- Durability. Serve more than 10-15 years old;
- Attractive appearance. Form on the surface a noble matt or silk-gloss film;
- Weatherability. Because of this coating can be used for interior and exterior use;
Latex paint can be used for painting facades
- Possibility of tinting. This allows you to get absolutely any color of paint;
- Elasticity. As a result, the coating will not crack, and is capable of overlapping fine cracks up to 2 mm thick;
- Resistance to abrasion. Thanks to this finish is resistant to dry cleaning and washing.
Painted walls can often be cleaned with a damp cloth or wash
Not every paint Latex weatherproof and resistant to abrasion. Therefore, before purchase painting material must familiarize themselves with its specifications.
- High price. This applies to all polymer paints;
- Low coverage. Therefore the coating is applied in multiple layers;
- Demands on the preparation of the base. Before painting the walls and ceilings need to carefully prepare the surface, otherwise all the defects after painting the base will become even more noticeable.
Latex paints are most often used for painting the walls and ceilings
Latex paint can be used for the following purposes:
- For painting walls and ceilings in any room, including the bathrooms;
- For painting facades;
- Painting furniture and wooden windows;
- Painting floors.
Wear resistant grade latex paint can be used for dyeing sexes
I must say that there are both universal coverage and paint the limited field of application. This information typically includes instructions on the package.
Currently, the selection of latex paints is huge, so further discuss some of the most well-known brands and well-established manufacturers.
Big polarity uses latex paint on acrylate binder "Eco Joker" by the famous Finnish manufacturer Tikkurilla. It can be applied on virtually any surface, including wood, brick, concrete, etc. However, it can be used only in dry areas.
Eco-friendly interior acrylic paint from Tikkurilla - Eco Joker
Manufacturer draws attention to the high ecological composition. Furthermore, it should be noted that the ink is formed on the surface nice silky film.
Another popular paint based on acrylic copolymer of Tikkurila - Euro 7 forming glubokomatovuyu film. As "Eco Joker", it is intended for dry areas, while it can be applied to any surface.
Cost. Prices in the relevant article in the spring of 2017:
|Name||Cost in rubles|
|Tikkurila Joker, 9 l||3000|
|Tikkurila Euro 2,9 l||2300|
Parade W100 - quality water-resistant paint from domestic producers
Brand Parade belongs to the Russian company Lakra. I must say that this is the first trademark in Russia, which has acquired the right to use the mark "100% eco-quality."
Special attention, in my opinion, deserves latex paint Parade Classic W100. In fact, it is the interior acrylic paint, which forms on the surface of matte water-resistant coating.
Unlike the above-described inks by Tikkurila, Parade W100 resistant to wet abrasion that enables wet cleaning a painted surface. Basically this painting material properties resemble compositions described above, particularly, it can be applied on practically any surface.
The company produces more good Lakra facade latex paint, which is called "Exterior paint." It has excellent weather resistance and resistance to ultraviolet radiation.
cost of. Bucket capacity of 9 liters costs about 2000 rubles.
Feidal Mattlatex - coverage from the Finnish manufacturer with high wear resistance
Feidal - is another well-known Finnish manufacturer of paints. In the domestic market, its widespread latex interior paint Mattlatex.
This coating is highly resistant to abrasion, which allows its use in areas with intensive operation, such as:
- Stairwells and marches;
- Halls, etc.
Due to moisture resistance and the abrasion resistance, the coating is capable of withstanding up to 2000 passages wet cloth or brush.
Regardless of the type of surface that you are going to paint, it must be pre-treat their own hands primer. This will improve the adhesion and reducing paint consumption.
cost of. Price of paint buckets Mattlatex capacity of 9.3 liters is about 1750 rubles.
In the photo Samtex 20 - weatherproof washable paint from the German manufacturer Caparol
The German manufacturer of coatings introduced in the market latex paint Samtex 20, forming a silk-glossy surface. The following points can be identified among the features of the material:
- Resistance to washing, including cleaning products;
- High resistance to abrasion;
- Possibility of applying virtually any surface;
- Frost resistance.
Despite the fact that the paint is designed for interior applications, it can be used for all rooms, including balconies.
cost of. Price 20 Samtex bucket capacity is approximately 10 liters 4100 rubles.
Bindo 2 - an excellent choice for painting walls and ceilings in dry areas
Dulux - an English brand that is recognized worldwide. In the domestic market widespread matte paint under this brand - Bindo 2.
The coating is intended for painting of walls and ceilings in dry areas, but despite this, it is resistant to washing, but without detergent. Another advantage - a high elasticity, so the paint is capable of hide minor surface defects.
cost of. Bindo 2 bucket capacity of 10 liters costs about 2500 rubles.
Now that you know what properties is latex paint, and what its brand is well-proven. Additionally, check out the video in this article. If there are questions - write comments, and I will answer you.