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havasu 09-03-2013 06:31 PM

What's the difference?
 
OK, I understand there is interior and exterior paint. Yeah, one may smell more with their VOC's, but who said I need to use interior paint for the interior, and exterior paint for the exterior? is this just a marketing scheme?

Please explain why or why not....

imported_Workaholic 09-03-2013 08:02 PM

No it is not a scheme, exterior paints have additional additives to deal with the the elements of continuous moisture and constant sunlight.

There is interior/exterior paints.

creations 09-03-2013 08:07 PM

The exterior paint is formulated with all the mild-asides and a thicker body that are need to protect the outside the outside of structures. From weathering. The interior products will not hold up outside. They brake down very fast under the elements. Tested and confirmed. Paints not just paint anymore. You need to know what is for what and why. But if you want use some interior paint outside the worst that can happen is you will be redoing it in about six months.

Chris 09-04-2013 08:32 AM

Now what about using exterior paints inside?

havasu 09-04-2013 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 2962)
Now what about using exterior paints inside?

I guess this was the root of the initial question.

imported_Workaholic 09-04-2013 04:28 PM

An exterior paint will emit some carcinogens.

havasu 09-04-2013 09:01 PM

That is good enough reason not to use it, I guess.

Then again, what item these days doesn't cause cancer?

ncartco 09-05-2013 11:06 PM

Interior paints are formulated to resist scrubbing cleaning and
exterior paints are formulated to prevent fading and mildew. It is important to use the correct type of paint for your application.

ValerieCasady 09-19-2013 12:30 AM

Interior and exterior paints often use different resins to bind the pigment to the painted surface. Exterior paints are highly durable with great resistance to peeling. Interior paints are not exposed to huge temperature changes or excessive moisture so the resins used to bind the paint to the wall can be more rigid.

KDPaintingCT 09-25-2013 07:29 PM

What's the difference?
 
Interior and exterior paint have different properties where Interior paints are formulated to resist scrubbing, staining and cleaning, and exterior paints are formulated to prevent fading and mildew.


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