Choosing right type of paint based on climate.

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Anonymous Staff asked 3 years ago

For painting a house in a tropical country, where weather is generally very hot (100 degree F) and highly humid (90%). Is it better to use a acrylic paint or Oil bound distemper?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

I think using all acrylic primer and paints will do better in this environment. At least they stand a chance of drying. The oil base will take forever to dry to the touch and cure.

Plus, acrylic paints will breath a little allowing any accumulated moisture to escape. An oil based paint will not do this and could peel much sooner than the acrylic.

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