An emulsion paint includes acrylic resin in an emulsion form (other resins such as SB-Latex, Poly Vinyl Acetate, etc.) serving as a surface binder or adhesive. Any paint needs an adhesive that adheres to the layer. Acrylic resin binds to the surface of this paint and keeps the other components in place after drying. A paint includes pigments (which provide UV light protection), solvents (which either remove a portion or promote paint flow) and eventually various additives (such as anti-skinning agents, anti-settling agents and surface-active agents).

Advantages of Emulsion Paint

The Thermilate Technologies InsOpaint Interior Emulsion Paint is a water-based emulsion paint, contrary to other oil-based paints, it is less harmful, which ensures that you have fewer nasty odors, less VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and less skin irritations can occur. Emulsion paints are easy to add and easily dries out (in around 1-2 hours). Much better than most paints based on water, and paints based on oil. Such water-based paints are perfect since they are strong and easy to add on ceilings and walls. They are also moisture-resistant, meaning they can be used effectively in steamy rooms such as kitchens or toilets. The paint surface is durable and can be washed with water by cleaning.

One of the major benefits of using emulsion paint is that it can be applied on any surface, such as metal radiators, wooden furniture, and doors, lining paper doors, of course. You may use these paints to many items. The application of emulsion to metal radiators will not affect heat production.

If you like, you can also purchase special emulsion paints of your choosing with a glossier finish and these can be used to paint skirting boards and frames.

Emulsion provides a seamless emulsion finish for your walls, providing the highest value for your money. For a long time, the colour of the paint is preserved.

For different types of design, acrylic emulsion paint can be used. For example, sponging, rag rolling, stencilling and crack glazing both use emulsion paints made of plastic.

Using neon coloured emulsion acrylic paints brightens up the house's dark parts.

The great thing about emulsion paints is that after the painting is finished it is very easy to clean your home. If you spot a few drops of paint on your floor here and there so you can just clean it off with a wet cloth and you are done. Oil based paints on the other hand leave hard to clean stains all over your spot. All these perks are present in Thermilate Technologies InsOpaint Interior Emulsion Paint and that is why you should use this paint and let the paint do its work while you relax. 

What is Emulsion?

A stable suspension of an oil phase in a water phase is an emulsion. We know that the oils are not combined with water. Thus, to increase the consistency of the suspension of oil in water, certain surface-active agents are added. In the case of acrylic paints, the acrylic resin (Oily Phase) is held in a water suspension along with the finely ground pigments contained therein. Any specific surface-active agents which are called Emulsifiers are used for this purpose.

Water is generally available in emulsion paints at about 50 to 60 percent. The remainder are the oily parts and the solids in the shape of pigments. However, it should be recalled that the density of the pigments is greater than that of water and thus water is lower in terms of weight ratio.

The water evaporates as this paint is introduced to a layer, leaving the sticky acrylic paste on the top. In the case of a thermoplastic acrylic resin, the drying of acrylic paint might be either by evaporation of solvents alone. Nevertheless, new technologies implemented self-connecting acrylic polymers and cross-connecting agents to dry the acrylic resin into a 3D network.

This leads to the cross-linking of the acrylic binder, making the paint coat solid and scratch proof.

As for the question of whether it is placed on the walls alone, the following considerations must be taken into consideration.

There is more than 50 per cent water in the acrylic emulsion and it is more filtered to give it a smoother flow. Having too much water in it, it is imperative that, once added, the water can flow out of the system sooner. The paint will not dry, and it will sag, or the acrylic resin will not be exposed to cross-linking if the water persists for a long time. So, the most fitting surface for this are the walls and panels that have Plaster of Paris or Cement.

If you use a primer to prepare the wooden surface, then acrylic emulsions can be applied to it. Thin but more coats need to be added with sanding in between coats. There are various acrylic emulsion varnishes and lacquers for natural wood finishing, and water-based PU systems are present on the market. The reason these systems perform well on wood is that they are mostly like pigment less varnishes. The very necessity of a nice wood finish is that it is transparent, and the visibility of its beautiful grains is maintained or increased. Often, they are improved by a strainer to give the grains more dimension, or also to alter the wood's natural colour.