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Oil Paint

Below is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of latex and oil-based paints. We would typically use latex under most conditions, but maybe your specific need would require an oil-based paint.

Advantages Disadvantages
Less shrinkage Turns brittle with age
Can handle lower temperatures Slower dry than latex
More durable in high traffic areas Colors fade faster
Seals stains better Chalks faster than latex
Holds better on steel Peels on galvanized metal
Better adhesion on dirty surfaces Yellows with age