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Atlanta Interior Painting – Latex versus Oil

wall paintPainting is an easy and affordable way to change the look of your home. A new shade of paint can totally transform an entire room without having to change even one piece of furniture. When choosing paint there are so many options out there it can be overwhelming. At Atlanta Interior painting we are glad to help you select the best paint for the room you would like to change. When selecting paint you want to be sure to choose something that is going to create the desired look you want. One of the biggest differences in types of paint is if it is an oil based paint or a latex based paint.

Oil based paint is often used on wood. It is an excellent choice for painting cabinets or trim such as crown molding and baseboards. It is more durable than latex paint and handles temperature changes better with less shrinkage. Mineral spirits are necessary when removing any oil based paint so cleanup is more of a challenge. Oil paint spreads smoothly and easily when painting and shows fewer brush strokes once dry. It takes a longer time to dry than latex and the colors fade much faster. Oil paint holds up well in high traffic areas as it is very durable. Should you decide to go with an oil paint Atlanta Interior painting can recommend the right one for the job.

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Latex paint is easy to use. It is a popular choice for wall paint, although it can be used on a multitude of different surfaces. The cleanup for latex paint is relatively easy. Soap and water is all that is needed. Latex paint dries quickly. It does not yellow and does not usually develop blisters. At Atlanta Interior painting we offer latex paint in a large selection of different sheens and colors. The color of latex paint is more fade resistant than oil paint. If you like to change the color of your rooms often then latex paint is a wise choice as it is very easy to paint over when you decide to go with a different shade. It does have a tendency to be more temperature sensitive than oil paint. It is best to avoid using in high traffic areas. Latex paint is a more affordable choice as it is typically less expensive than oil paints.

Archie has made service, quality, and knowledge the hallmarks of The Paint Doctor since he started the company in Atlanta over 15 years ago. The company has grown every year, in up and down markets. No matter the scope of project, The Paint Doctor has become the painting contractor interior designers and decorators, commercial contractors, major construction firms, government agencies, and residential clients who value the excellent craftsmanship and service The Paint Doctor provides.

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