Now that you have decided you are going to makeover your room, it would be a good idea to review what the paint department has to offer. Here are some useful tips to make sure your home project doesn't only achieve the best look, but also the best effect on your walls.
Though there is an array of paint choices to choose from such as; alkyd, latex primer, stain-blocker, satin, eggshell, flat paint, enamel, gloss, and semi-gloss - there are really two main types, which are: latex and alkyd. Every other type of pain is just a variation.
Here is a list of facts concerning latex paint:
- 1. Latex is accountable for about 67 percent of paint sold in the United States according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- 2. Latex paint used to contain rubber, but now most manufactures use resins and acrylic.
- 3. Latex paint is water base - which makes it easy to clean up!
- 4. Latex fumes are a lot less than alkyd fumes, but it still does contain toxic chemicals.
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