What is the difference between enamel paint and acrylic paint?

Written by Team Indigopaints  | Published:
June 19, 2020

Do you plan on painting or repainting your house? New paint finish can truly transform the overall look of your house or any room of the house completely. However, when it comes to choosing the type of paint, you can choose either acrylic paint or enamel paint. These are the most commonly used paint finishes when colouring the interior or exterior of a house.

Here are some of the differences between the two paint finishes for you to make an informed decision while painting your interior or exterior of the house.

Enamel paint has a tendency of turning yellow over time while acrylic paint retains its colour.

Enamel paint has a glossy look while acrylic paint has more of a matte paint finish to it.

Enamel paint is mostly used for painting the exterior walls of the house while acrylic paint is used to paint the interior of the house.

Enamel paint finish takes a comparatively longer period to dry than acrylic paint.

Enamel paint is an oil-based paint finish while acrylic paint is a water-based paint.

Why Choose the Indigo Paints PU Super Gloss Enamel Paint for Your Home?

Indigo Paints PU Super Gloss Enamel Paint comes with several advantages over common enamel paint finishes, the best of which is that this particular paint contains a resin system that prevents the paint from turning yellow after application, as compared to other synthetic-based enamel paints.

The Indigo Paints PU Super Gloss Enamel Paint has a super glossy finish and can be used on both metal and wood. The Indigo Paints PU Super Gloss Enamel paint provides full coverage for the walls and comes with antifungal properties to prevent fungal growth from tarnishing the beauty of your walls.

Apart from these features, the Indigo Paints PU Super Gloss Enamel Paint can be used on both the interiors and exteriors of the house with ease and will last longer than the other synthetic-based enamel paints available in the market.

Don’t Want Enamel Paints? Go for the Exterior & Interior Acrylic Laminate

It is absolutely understandable if you want to opt for acrylic paints instead of the enamel paint finish. Indigo Paints has options for that as well. Our Exterior & Interior Acrylic Laminate is an acrylic latex-based paint that is suitable for both; the interior and exterior walls of your house.

Unlike the water-based acrylic paint available in the market, the Indigo Paints acrylic paint gives a semi-gloss finish. This Exterior & Interior Acrylic Laminate comes with antifungal and anti-algal properties.

Now all you need to do is to select the type of paint you need for your home and start painting.


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