The world of home improvement is filled with myths, and Ricciardi Brothers, your trusted Benjamin Moore Paint retailer in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, is here to dispel one of the most common misconceptions: that oil-based paint is the gold standard for painting front doors, especially metal ones. Let's dive into the facts and uncover why water-based paint might just be the hero your front door needs.
Firstly, a key fact to note is that most residential doors, even when metal, are made of galvanized metal. This means they already possess a protective zinc coating that guards against rust and corrosion. Hence, the type of paint you select has less to do with protection against corrosion and more to do with aesthetics and longevity.
Oil-based paints have been a favorite for their perceived durability and glossy finish. However, while they may offer a smooth application and initially glossy look, they come with a downside: brittleness. In contrast, water-based paints bring an inherent flexibility to the table. This flexibility is vital as doors, especially metal ones, undergo expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuations. Oil-based paints, being more rigid, can't handle these shifts as effectively as water-
based counterparts, leading to reduced gloss retention, cracks, and chipping over time.
Water-based paints boast a quicker drying time, allowing for a faster return to service and recoat. This translates to a more efficient painting process, saving time without compromising on the premium finish.
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Water-based paint's inherent flexibility also ensures better gloss retention. As it moves seamlessly with the door, the paint's surface remains intact, giving you that fresh, just-painted look for an extended period.
Water-based paints typically have lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than oil-based options, making them a healthier choice for both the environment and your family.
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