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The Number One Best Paint Type To Use For Your Home's Interior

The U.S. government banned using lead in paint due to health hazards back in 1978, but most houses built before to then (around 57 million homes) still contain some amount of lead paint, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While it's okay to use lead paint for exterior surfaces because of its superior weathering properties, you should steer clear from using it anywhere inside your house.

In cases when it has been necessary to remove any traces of lead from house-paint chips or house dust, the danger zone can be found in anything larger than a grain of sand. Once a house is painted with lead paint, the health risk still remains for 20 years. So, if you're considering investing in a custom built house, which kind of paint is best?

What Type of Paint Should You Use?

There are many types of house paints that can be used as an alternative to using lead house paint. The most commonly used house paint materials include oil-based house paint, latex house paint, acrylic house paint, house paint with a built-in primer.

In terms of cost and durability for your custom built house, house paint with a latex base is the most sensible choice for your house's interior. It costs about the same as oil-based ho

use paint but has a much higher resistance to both mildew and mold growth. On top of that, it also lasts about twice as long.

Alternatively, a house painter can use paint with an acrylic base. This is the second-best house paint for your house's interior because it costs less than paint with a latex base - but has similar properties. On top of that, house paint with an acrylic base also contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which makes it preferable over house paints with a latex base for house painting.

Houses that have been painted with house paint containing a high amount of VOCs can have health consequences on the people who live in them, including headaches, sore throat, and dizziness. In some cases, a house painter may experience respiratory problems or skin irritation when working with house paint containing high amounts of VOCs.

Our Top Choice Is Latex Paint

In conclusion, house paint with a latex base is the number one house paint to use for your house's interior. It costs about the same as house paints with an oil-based or acrylic base but has a much higher resistance to mildew and mold growth. In addition, house paint with a latex base removes the risk of a house painter developing serious respiratory problems. If you're considering a custom built house, contact Jay London Homes today for more information!

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