Definition - What does Latex-based Paint mean?
Latex-based paint refers to a generic term used to classify water-based coating emulsions that are produced with synthetic acrylic binders. They are used as protective coating layers on metallic substrates to prevent corrosion.
Corrosionpedia explains Latex-based Paint
Latex-based paints contain acrylic binders, which are generally produced from synthetic resins of polyvinyl acetate, styrene butadiene and others. Latex-based paints are ideal for general painting projects on both metallic and non-metallic surfaces. When used on metallic surfaces, they are referred to as coatings.
Latex-based paint is extremely durable and resistant to scuffs and scratches. It also provides increased reliability, adhesion and stability on the metal's surface to be protected.
Disadvantages of latex-based paints include sensitivity to temperature change, higher rates of shrinkage and the requirement of a primer prior to its application.