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What is enamel paint used for? How to pick the right paint for your project
June 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM
What is enamel paint used for? How to pick the right paint for your project

If you’re painting your house, you want to choose a paint that’s going to provide your home with a high level of protection from moisture and other elements. In order to get the right paint for the job, it’s important to know what each type is used for. To help with this, our team at UCI Paints has put together a short guide to ensure that you choose the right paint for the job. If you’ve ever asked, “What is enamel paint used for?” this guide is for you.

What is enamel paint used for?

Enamel paints are often oil-based paints that are ideal for outdoor use because they can stand up to a high amount of punishment. The name enamel creates an image of a high-gloss finish, but enamel paints are available in both gloss and semi-gloss to provide the look you’re going for. These paints are often used to paint trim on houses as well as the areas around windows and doors. Enamel paint has a reputation for fading, but UCI Paints offers high-quality paints that will not only protect your home but last a long time.

Enamel paints are available in several bases that include oil, acrylic, and latex. We’ll explore each type of paint that is available from UCI so you know which is best for your project.

Latex paint

Enamel latex paints are a common choice for painting homes as they’re flexible and dry much faster than other options. It is also incredibly versatile as latex enamels can be formulated to function inside and outside of your home. Our Uni-Lastic latex paint is meant to function as a waterproof barrier to shield against moisture and mildew. Latex paint can be used on just about any surface that includes:

  • Wood siding
  • Galvanized metal
  • Masonry
  • Boat canvas
  • Stucco
  • Primed metal surface

Our latex paints are primarily available in semi-gloss, gloss, and high-gloss finishes with more than 30 formulations to fit your needs. What’s more, our 70-100 Ultra-Thane is a polyurethane industrial enamel that’s available in metallic finishes.

Acrylic paint

Like latex, acrylic paint is a versatile paint that can be used on a number of surfaces. We provide three unique acrylic enamel paints that are meant to protect surfaces from mildew with durability against washing to yellowing and peeling. Our paints are also environmentally friendly so you can feel good about the protection your home is getting as well as the impact the paint has on the ecosystem around your home.

Get help from UCI Paints

If you’d like additional information to answer the question, “What is enamel paint used for?” please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Our paint experts will provide you with the information that you need to make the right decision for your project. Get in touch by calling 954-581-6060 or send a message using our contact form. We’ll help you find the right paint for your project so you can get it done right the first time.