What is the difference between enamel and latex paint?


Enamel paints are oil-based, and they provide a hard and glossy finish. Latex paints dry more quickly, but they typically do not last as long.

Enamel paints are durable, and areas covered with these can be cleaned without harming the paint. Enamels are typically used for rooms that require more upkeep, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Baseboards and other trims are often done in enamel paints because those surfaces generally receive more contact. Turpentine or paint thinner is needed to clean up after these paints. Latex paint is often used for ceilings and walls. The clean-up process is much simpler. Soap and water are the only materials needed.

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Latex means the paint is water based instead of oil based. Enamel is the sheen (or finish) of the paint. Both are water based. Having said that, if you want to regret a decision,
Enamel just means that the paint dries hard and is higher gloss. Enamel paint is available in oil-based and water-based versions. The water-based versions are available in 100% acrylics
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Difference Between Enamel & Latex Paint
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