|Photo: Acrylic Paint|
Acrylic wall paint is one of the most used in real estate, residential and commercial painting in houses and apartments undergoing minor renovations.
Acrylic paint what is it for?
In some cases, acrylic paint can also be applied to MDF, dividers, cardboard, but never to plastic or galvanized and zinc surfaces.
Acrylic Latex Paint
Acrylic paint must be diluted with water and dry quickly. The difference between acrylic paint and PVA is that acrylic has sap or resin in its composition, which makes it exceptionally waterproof, making it ideal for painting external regions and wet places.
So, unlike the recently referenced PVA latex paint, acrylic paint has a high concentration of resins and as I mentioned earlier, that's what makes it a decent choice for humid regions.
Furthermore, what makes it interesting and fascinating: is that acrylic paint can be washed very well according to its finish!
The finish of acrylic paint is generally brighter than PVA latex paint, even in its matte form. Therefore, if you are going to repaint your property, first focus on the finish you need before making your purchase.
Currently, in Brazil, acrylic wall paint comes in the following finishes:
- Matte (No glare)
- Velvety (Marcia)
- Eggshell (egg shell)
- Satin (Silky)
- Semi-gloss (Gloss)
Satin or silk finish
PVA Latex Paint
|Photo: Suvinyl PVA latex|
PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) latex paint is great for painting interior walls and ceilings. Perhaps, it is for this reason that many Brazilians choose to buy this product to paint inside their houses and apartments.
This paint is popularly known in Brazil as Poly(vinyl acetate) PVAc or Polyvinyl Acetate in Europe, the name PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) comes from the substance used to make plastic paint, a derivation of polyvinyl acetic acid.
In addition, pva paint is easily diluted with water, making it one of the top choices among interior painters and decorators.
Due to this reality, assuming that you spill the pva paint somewhere in the house, just clean the place with a cloth with drinking water to eliminate the paint residues.
Another intriguing thing about PVA paint is that it should only be cleaned with a damp cloth, never wash the walls completely, as it is not a washable product, like satin and semi-gloss acrylic paints. Its finish is matte and dries quickly, but it does not have severe areas of resistance to those found in different paints and is not fuel-derived.
The dubious side is that PVA paint is not as safe as acrylic paint, do you believe it? Therefore, it is not indicated for humid places or that may suffer from rain, as it does not offer waterproofing of the acrylic resin.