|Sl. No.||Oil-Based Paints||Water-Based Paints|
|1.||Oil based paints consist of pigment and resin in a solvent.||Water based paints consist of pigment and binder with water used as a carrier.|
|2.||Oil based paints are more durable and resistant to low temperatures.||Water based paints are difficult to use when weather temperature falls below 50 degree fahrenheit|
|3.||Oil based paint provides high glossy finishes.||Water based paints do not provide shiny finish, it requires multiple coats for achieving shiny finishes.|
Oil based paints take almost 6-8 hours to dry.
|Water based paints take almost 4-6 hours to dry.|
|5.||Turns yellow over time.||Resists colour fading.|
|6.||Contains high volatile organic compound levels that may contribute to air pollution.||
Contains high volatile organic compound levels that may contribute to air pollution.
Water based paint contains low volatile compounds, due to which it has less odor and is eco friendly.
|7.||Requires mineral spirits/turpentine/thinner for cleaning.||Requires mild detergent and water for cleaning.|
|8.||Wet based paints perform well on exterior walls as they are resistant to UV rays, which enables them to retain the level of brightness and colour for a longer period of time.||Oil based paint does not perform well in outdoor conditions as it breaks down in UV light and develops a chalky surface.|
|9.||Can be used directly on wooden surfaces without using primers.||Applying a water-based paint to an unprimed wood surface may expose the wood grain.|
|10.||Non resistant to alkalis in masonry and zinc-rich metals.||resistant to alkalis in masonry and zinc-rich metals.|
|11.||OiI based paint products are used for interior walls.||Used Both for interior and exterior walls.|
|Sl. No.||Oil-Based Paints||
Oil based paint products contain volatile organic compounds
|Water based paint products contain volatile organic compounds.|
|2.||Can be used for painting walls, woods and metal surfaces.||Can be used for painting walls, woods and metal surfaces.|
Painted surfaces with oil based paints are washable.
|Painted surfaces with water based paints are washable.|
|4.||Available in gloss and semi gloss finishes.||Available in gloss and semi gloss finishes.|