Acrylic Emulsion Paint Vs Distemper Paint Vs Enamel, Texture Paints Vs Mettalic Vs Polish Paints

Acrylic Emulsion Paint Vs Distemper Paint Vs Enamel, Texture Paints Vs Mettalic Vs Polish Paints



Best Type of Wall Paint

The best wall paint type depends on various factors, including specific needs, preferences, and characteristics. Paint protects the wall pattern, and texture and also adds colours that suit to personality of your wall decor.

 

Acrylic Emulsion Paint:

Acrylic emulsion paint is a water-based solvent that gives a smooth finish with excellent durability and colour retention. It's suited for both interior and exterior walls.

Pros:

  • Emulsion paint takes very little drying time/quick drying.
  • Low to minimal VOCs - volatile organic compounds content compared to other paints and it is safe to use for interior portions
  • Emulsion paint is durable and long-lasting.
  • It is resistant to fading, cracking, and fungus.
  • Cleaning the surface with a wet cloth dipped in the water is very easy. It is washable.
  • It is available in various finishes such as satin, silk, and matt, etc.
  • Low odor compared to oil-based paints.

Cons:

  • Emulsion paint may not provide the same level of smooth finish as oil-based paints.
  • It requires a coat of primer before application.
  • Glossy finish emulsion paint may show your wall undulations.
  • Emulsion paint can be more expensive than compared to other types of paint.

Enamel Paint:

Enamel paint is commonly oil-based. It works better as a finishing touch.  It can be applied using a brush or spray machine.
 

Pros:

  • Enamel paint is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear.
  • It gives a smooth, glossy finish to the walls. 
  • It is best suited for areas that are subject to high moisture and humidity. 
  • Enamel paint is best for exterior walls. 
 

Cons:

  • Enamel paint takes a longer drying time.
  • It has a strong odor during application.
  • It can be difficult to mix thoroughly. 
  • It is direct to sunlight, it may be yellow over time. 
  • Cleanup requires solvents like mineral spirits, paint thinner, or turpentine.

 

Distemper Paint:

Distemper paint is water-based which provides a matt finish and it is also known as cement paint. It is a combination of lime, pigment, chalk, and water. 
 

Pros:

  • It is environmentally friendly paint. 
  • It is easy to apply on interior and exterior walls & ceilings. 
  • It is cost-effective and long-lasting
  • It has zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than oil-based paints

Cons:

  • It is not durable compared to other types of paint.
  • It is not fully washable 
  • It might peel off when the wall is wet
  • In this, we have only limited colour options
 

Wall Texture Paint:

Texture paint adds depth and dimension to your interior walls and it will be highlighted for your entire room's walls.
 

Pros:

  • It is usually thicker compared to other paints.
  • It provides customized and unique looks to your walls.
  • It can hide your wall undulations and imperfections on the wall surface.
  • there are more options available for texture 

Cons:

  • It is a bit expensive
  • Damaged texture wall repair is more difficult than regular paint. 
  • Texture paint is not waterproof paint 
  • Artists can only do the texture for your walls. 

Metallic Paint:

Metallic paint is a type of paint that contains small metal particles and it gives a shiny look which adds a luxurious look to walls. 

Pros:

  • Metallic paint gives a luxurious and modern look.
  • If reflects light, add brightness to the room. 
  • Metallic paint works as an alternative to wallpapers. 

Cons:

  • The paint is expensive. 
  • It has limited colour options.

Polishing:

Polishing is the process of subbing the surface to make it smooth and shiny. 

Pros:

  • It gives the high-gloss, reflective finish.
  • It enhances the natural beauty of the underlying material.
  • It is resistant the moisture and stains.

Cons:

  • Polishing can be done by professional persons for the best results.
  • It can be expensive.

Tabular Data:

 
Types of Paint
Best On Surface
Apply For Fresh Or Repainting
 
Average Cost
 
Acrylic Emulsion Paint Any Residencial & Commercial Building Walls and Ceiling Regular, Fresh & Re-Painting

Rs. 5 - 40/Sqft

Enamel Paint Wood, Metal, and Flooring Surface Regular, Fresh & Re-Painting Rs. 10 - 40/Sqft
Distemper Paint Rented Home, Manufacturing Workshops  High-Frequency Repainting Rs. 4 - 8/Sqft
Wall Texture Paint Highlighted Wall for Living room, Bedroom, and Commercial Space One-time Painting for 10 Years Rs. 60 - 400/Sqft
Metallic Paint Highlighted walls of Shop, Office, Hotel, and Mall Entrance Walls  One-time permanent Painting Rs. 150 - 1000/Sqft

 



09-Mar-2024
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