Water based paints have gained a lot of popularity and acceptance from people because of the flexibility and benefits they offer. Earlier there were oil based paints that were the only choice for people to paint their home walls; this is no longer the case with water based paints coming in the picture. Some of the prime benefits of using water based paints are:
Wide choices: Water based paints give people a lot of scope for experimentation. From gloss to shine to matt effect, these provide every possible finish. Not just this getting the desired colour shade is easy with these types of paints as they are easily soluble in water. Such paints are considered during wall decorations, from textured to stone washed and many such effects; water based paints can do them all. These paints come along with many extra features added in: anti fungal, stain-resistance, easy-clean to name a few. Most of the acrylic emulsions available today are water based.
Less Drying time: Water based paints dry up quickly compared to oil based paints. Even the application time is less. People who wish to do a quick overhaul of their home without spending much time on the wall drying process can opt for this option.
Economical: These paint help cut down the costs when compared to any other type of paint in many ways. Firstly they are easy to remove and thus the effort and time required in removing them from the walls is less. Secondly water based paints spread easily over the walls and do not require multiple coatings, this helps in getting down the painting costs drastically.
Chemical free: People looking out for eco-friendly painting options should consider water based paints. These contain less or no lead and other harmful chemicals making them a safe option. They emit very less or no odour in the atmosphere during the application process due to low chemical content and so are harmless. This is beneficial for the walls too as they also require good care and nourishment not just from the exteriors but interiors as well.
Water based paints are the best choice when looking at interior painting, however if you are thinking of exterior wall painting, oil paints are ideal. People are changing the look of their home quiet often now and thus need a lot of flexibility and variety in terms of colour, pre and post painting process. Water paints fit such requirements in the best possible manner. So next time you think of interior wall painting, no need to worry about spending long hours amidst odour, hazardous chemicals or waiting for a long time for the walls to dry; water based paints are here to end all of these problems.
Asian Paints manufactures various types of paints like water based paints and acrylic emulsion paints.