As a painter or home decorator, you may be familiar enough with different types of paint and each types of paint will cause different result to different materials. One of the most popular types that are widely used is alkyd resin paint. There are several advantages that you may get from synthetic alkyd resin for solvent-thinned (oilbase) paints. The main thing that alkyd resin paint has is a special formula that makes the paint yogurt-thick. Moreover, this type of paint soaks easily to a brush which makes brush carry more paint easier to the surface than previous versions. Yet, under the friction of application, the paint spreads and smooths readily.
In daily application, alkyd materials are still preferred for trim, doors, and even heavy-traffic hallways. Even though, alkyd resin works well with brush, but it also runs very well in airless spray gun. Moreover, many people still think that alkyd resin paint is best for bathrooms and kitchens, where they feel more confident of washability despite the availability of water-tinned enamels in satin or gloss that can be safely cleaned with standard household cleaners.
Nowadays, the opacity of alkyd paint has improved which causes minute bubbles that reflect and scatter light that makes the paint look thicker than it really is. In fact, by this new formula you can completely cover black or bright yellow with one brush wipe.
In fact, alkyds are suitable for raw wood and almost any previously painted or papered surface while it is not too suitable for unprimed drywall or unprimed masonry. The most durable of interior paints, alkyds are dry enough for a second coat within four to six hours. You need solvents for thinning and cleanup and don’t forget to check the label to find which solvent is recommended by the manufacturer. Bear in mind to paint with alkyds in a well-ventilated room since it has toxic and flammable solvent despite it has odorless smell.