Learn the differences in oil-based, water-based, and latex paints before starting your painting project. Here's an interior-painting primer, starting with the pros and cons of oil-based and water-based, or latex, paints. Oil-based paint is more durable, but it takes longer to dry.
The word "latex" originally referred to the use of rubber in one form or another as the resin, or solid, in paint. The solvent or thinner, called the "vehicle," was.
Latex Paints. Moisture. The porosity of paints varies with the pigment/resin ratio of the product. Gloss paints have a lower pigment content than flat paints and are.