Acrylic enamels and paints are widely used in the market. At the same time, many consumers do not know what the main differences of materials are and whether it is possible to replace them with each other.
Acrylic paint: features, scope and advantages
Acrylic paints are often used in the process of decorating and for decorative purposes. Their great advantage is that they require a minimum amount of time for complete drying. Thanks to this, it is possible to significantly increase the efficiency and speed of work performed.
A feature of acrylic paints is a mild odor, thanks to which even people who are prone to the manifestation of allergic reactions or inflammatory processes of the upper respiratory tract can work with them. Such coloring compounds are not toxic, and therefore completely safe and recommended for use as finishing materials inside residential premises.
Another feature of acrylic paint is its resistance to prolonged exposure to moisture. Due to this, it can be used for painting walls or partitions in bathrooms, as well as during facade work.
These compounds are not exposed to ultraviolet rays, do not fade and do not fade over time.
Acrylic Enamel Properties
The main difference between acrylic enamel and paint is the ability to create a film that does not allow air to pass through. Therefore, this composition is not recommended for use on mineral or wooden surfaces.
Any walls - concrete, brick, wood and others, must have the ability to breathe. Otherwise, condensation will accumulate on the side of the decorative coating adjacent to the base of the wall. This will lead to peeling of the enamel layer. This picture can be observed in the old entrances of apartment buildings, whose walls are often covered with cracks.
Acrylic enamel is recommended for coating metal elements. Metal, unlike wood, brick, concrete or stone, must be insulated from moisture and air. In this case, acrylic enamel fully fulfills its tasks and protects metal parts from corrosion and destruction.
Thus, the main differences between the materials are vapor tightness and resistance to moisture.