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Water-Based Paint

Water-based paints are the most common type of paint today due to increasing quality in water-based technology that has allowed water-based paints to match the benefits of many oil-based paints without the negatives. They offer faster drying times, contain less VOC's and are generally easier to paint and clean up. Water-based paints have been developed for all surfaces, including interior walls & ceilings, interior woodwork, exterior woodwork, metal & masonry.

If you are looking for an excellent value water-based paint, we stock a wide range of trade paints from leading brands like Johnstones Trade, Dulux Trade Paint & Crown Trade Paint, that all offer excellent value for money and much higher quality than their retail versions. Furthermore, a large number of our water-based paints can be mixed in almost any colour thanks to our paint mixing service.

Shop our full water-based paint range below & get FREE next working day delivery on all orders over £50.

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What Is Water-Based Paint?

Paint often comes in two broad forms; water-based and oil-based. This refers to the type of solvent used in the paint. With water-based paints, the water evaporates, allowing the paint to dry, while oil-based paints use an organic solvent in the paint that evaporates.

The Benefits of Water-Based Paint

• Low VOC's - volatile organic compounds are harmful chemicals that are contained in oil-based paints that are not as prominent in water-based paints

• Quick Drying - most water based paints dry in a matter of hours where as oil-based paints often take a minimum of 16 hours to dry

• Non Yellowing - water-based paints do not yellow, which is ideal for white interior woodwork such as doors and skirting boards

• Easy Clean Up - you can clean your brushes out in water rather than white spirit

Things To Consider

There are a number of considerations when using an water-based paint. The first of which is that it is crucial to use a synthetic paint brush, as these will not absorb water, while natural bristles brushes will absorb water meaning they can only be used with oil-based paints.

What Surfaces Can You Use An Water-Based Paint?

Water-based emulsions have been developed for almost every surface, both internally & externally:

• Interior walls & ceilings

• Interior woodwork

• Exterior woodwork

• Interior metal

• Exterior metal


• Masonry

Where To Buy Water-Based Paint

Here at Painters World we have a large range of water-based paint to suit exactly what you are looking for. We also stock a huge number of paint brushes, rollers & decorating supplies, so you can get everything you need in one place.

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