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 »

When was latex paint first used?

Latex paint was developed in 1935 after long experimentation with various milk-based paints. The first latex paint was called "Kem-Tone," and it was a water-based paint made with casein, or milk pr... 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 »

When can you paint over missed bits with latex paint?

Follow instructions on the paint can for drying time between coats. For latex paints, this is usually about 45 minutes. Use this time frame to allow coats of paint to dry before touching up any mis... Read More »