Paint: Oil-based and Water-based

Oil and water-based paints, what are the differences?  Manufacturers classify paint by its binder.  Water-based paint usually contains latex or vinyl as a binder.  They are commonly called latex paints.  Binders solidify the paint so that it will cover surfaces like a film.  Alkyd or oil-based paint has a synthetic (alkyd) oil binder or natural oil binder such as linseed oil.  [...]

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Subtle Contrast

Recently the Larkin Painting Company transformed the look of a spectacular hallway in a Beacon Hill home.  Beautifully textured wall coverings adorned the hallway walls.  We wanted to make sure that the coverings were showcased.  We helped our client choose a neutral color palette that complimented this unique design element perfectly.  Quite often we use [...]

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Feel the Gloss: Choosing the Correct Paint Sheen Part Two

What are the benefits of choosing a gloss sheen paint for your project?  This is an important question to explore as choosing the wrong finish can make housekeeping more difficult and ruin the look of a space.  Glossy paint sheens or finishes vary from pearl, semi to high gloss.  Let's look at the pearl finish [...]

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