What is the difference between latex& acrylic paint?

Answer While plain latex paint is entirely water-based, acrylic paint contains chemicals that promote elasticity. Latex paint is also usually cheaper than acrylic paint. Acrylic paint shares many of the s... Read More »

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Can I paint latex over acrylic latex enamel?

It's not a good idea to paint over acrylic latex enamel paint with regular latex paint. While the two paints are similar, the acrylic has an additive that makes it more flexible and less likely to ... Read More »

Can you paint acrylic over latex semi-gloss paint?

You can apply acrylic paint over a latex semi-gloss paint; however, you will end up with chipping and flaking unless you properly prepare the surface. Abrade the semi-gloss paint by sanding it with... Read More »

Can you mix latex paint with acrylic?

Latex paint and acrylic paint are both water-based and are very similar in composition. They can be easily mixed to reap the benefits of both types of paint. However, do not ever mix an oil-based p... Read More »

What is acrylic latex paint?

Acrylic Latex paint, is water based paint with faster dry times, easier clean up, and reduced costs at all levels of consumption. It is the most commonly used paint for most surfaces in residentia... Read More »