Latex-based Paint

Published: | Updated: December 9, 2019

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.

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