When was latex paint first invented?

Answer Latex paint was introduced in 1941 by The Sherwin-Williams Company, under the name Kem-Tone, as the first commercially available waterborne interior wall paint. World War II provided inspiration, a... Read More »

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When was latex paint invented?

Around 1935, the first latex paint was invented with a new recipe for water-based casein (milk protein) paint. This paint had the additions of synthetic rubber and styrene. This new type of paint w... Read More »

Which paint was used before latex was invented?

Centuries before the invention of latex paint, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used paint that was made by treating lead with vinegar or wine. Paint has since evolved over time from lead-b... Read More »

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 latex flat over latex enamel?

You can apply flat latex paint over a latex enamel if you know the proper preparation techniques to employ. Because latex enamel dries slick, it is not conducive to paint adhesion. Abrade the ename... Read More »