The Waterborne Alkyd Paint Difference

While you once had to choose between latex and oil-based coatings, waterborne alkyds are a class of paint that offers the best of both worlds.

How to Paint with Waterborne Alkyds

If you have an upcoming kitchen cabinet project, consider using waterborne alkyds. While latex acrylic coatings take about three to four weeks to cure completely, our waterborne alkyd paints fully cure in approximately five days. Painting with ADVANCE®, homeowners can open and close their cabinet doors without worrying about marking their fresh coating.

ADVANCE® applies best on a clean, dry, and dull surface. Remember that your tools are just as important as your paint, so use only high-quality brushes and rollers to avoid loose strands that blemish an otherwise perfect coat.

If you’ve only applied latex coatings, there’s a learning curve for waterborne alkyds because they are not as viscous. However, ADVANCE’s extended open time makes it easy to hide your brush marks. Before painting the entire cabinet, paint a small area on the door to test how the paint will look once it begins to dry and cure. For planning purposes, note that ADVANCE® has a six-hour dry time.

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