Paint emulsion paint on latex - is that possible?

Latex paint has a silky shine, the surface is very closed. This type of paint is often used where there is a lot of dirt or water vapor, because the surface is easy to wipe off and can withstand water to a degree. But after a few years, a latex paint does not look good anymore, so you can just paint it with emulsion paint?

In short: the difference between latex paint and emulsion paint

Modern latex paints hardly differ from a normal emulsion paint, they belong to the same color type. However, the optical features are striking: latex dries up with a slight sheen, while the usual emulsion paint becomes dull.

The two types of color differ mainly in the form of the added color pigments and some additives, otherwise they are pretty much the same. That's why you can paint the one color relatively easily with the other.

However, if you encounter a classic latex paint with real latex as a binder, the painting will be difficult to do. Then the old painting must be completely removed before!

This problem may occur when you are stroking

High-gloss latex paints, also called "bold colors", form a special type of paint. On its closed surface does not hold a "meager" color, like the completely matte emulsion paint commonly used for walls.

Who brushes matte emulsion paint on glossy latex, must expect in the following with cracks and exfoliation. Information about the behavior of the two colors to each other is a test sample on a limited area, the cracks occur relatively quickly.

Have you already considered painting your latex paint with another latex paint? This is certainly less problematic because both paints then have the same elasticity.

Tips & Tricks

Thin paints are less prone to cracks than thick ones. Therefore, after a successful painting, we recommend applying the emulsion paint to latex only thinly. For better opacity provides another thin layer of color.

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