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Is enamel stronger than acrylic?
Traditionally enamel paints have been considered more hard-wearing as they dry harder and have a much tougher finish. On the downside, enamel takes longer to dry, is difficult to clean up (turps is usually necessary) and has a very strong odour when painting.
Does enamel paint need clear coat?
Enamel car paint will accept a clear coat without an issue, as it will adhere to nearly every surface. Some enamel car paints are below standards and clear coat will not properly adhere. If this is your situation, you can wet sand the surface and then add a clear coat.
How do you tell if paint is enamel or water based?
The test to determine whether your paint is oil-based or water-based is pretty easy. Simply put some methylated spirits on a rag and wipe at a small section of your wall. If the cloth is stained with the wall colour, it is water-based.
Is acrylic paint waterproof?
Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.
Is acrylic enamel car paint good?
Acrylic enamel paints are fast drying. If you mix them with acrylic enamel urethane hardeners, the gloss and durability of the paint increase. … These paints are also resistant to chipping and fading. As a general guideline, they have to be mixed with a lacquer thinner so they're easier to spray.