20 April 2021

What is oil-based paint?

Synthetic paint is known colloquially as oil paint. Another name is enamel paint. Oil paints are divided into three types according to their brightness: matte, semi-matte, and glossy oil paints.

How to thin an oil paint?

Oil paint is thinned only using synthetic thinner.

On which paints is oil paint (synthetic paint) used?

Oil paints are paints with easy adhesion properties that can be applied to almost all surfaces. It can be applied to plastic paints, cellulosic paints, water-based silicone paints, and themselves. Whatever the paint on the floor is, the oil paint covers it perfectly, it has very high hiding power. However, it is not possible to apply another kind of paint on an oil-painted surface, it is necessary to completely remove the oil paint from the surface before doing this. It is appropriate to do this cleansing process with the help of a coarse type of sandpaper and a spatula. In this way, the oil paint is removed layer by layer. A second method of purifying synthetic oil paints is to soften them with a heater machine and remove them with a spatula. Another method is to use a paint remover, using a spatula or wire brush.

What is the use of oil paint application?

Oil paints are applied with a paint gun, a short-handled roller, or a bristle brush with black bristles. The best results with synthetic dyes are obtained with a bristle brush.

Where are oil and synthetic paints used?

Oil paint can be applied to stone, brick, tile, plastic, plaster, metal, aluminum, wood, and many other surfaces. Oil paints can be used in hobbies and artworks, as well as in-wall painting. Oil paints have almost every color.

Just like the cellulosic paint application, if synthetic paint is to be applied to the surface, the primer to be used must also be synthetic-based. Because the synthetic lining provides better retention of the paint and easy closure of the underlying color.

Oil paints have some disadvantages. For example, the area where oil paint is applied must be well ventilated, because these paints have high VOC values ​​and emit serious odors. For this reason, it should be ensured that fresh air enters the environment from outside in order not to be damaged while performing this application.

Another and important disadvantage of oil-based paints is that these paints are not resistant to yellowing.

Oil paints are very susceptible to mold when used outdoors, especially the varieties with high linseed oil in their components.

Because of all these disadvantages, oil paints, which we call synthetic paints, are not preferred today, because water-based paints, which started to be produced long after oil paints, are much more advantageous than these paints. They have no odor, are not harmful to health, and water-based paints are also environmentally friendly.


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