I’ve been asked by alot of builders, on my day job and through online communities, about the new waterborne trim paint technologies. There is a lingering misperception that oil is the only good trim paint. This was fed for many years, in fact up until about the past five years, by the reality that latex trim paints dried too fast, were rubbery, too flashy and shiny, could not be touched up and didnt spray well.
Those days are gone. In the past few years, most major manufacturers have been putting their R&D dollars into waterborne technologies and hybrids, which suspend an oil finish in a waterborne platform. If you haven’t been watching product changes in the past five years, there is much to catch up on.
We have done many waterborne trim and cabinetry packages in the past couple of years in custom homes, and our clients have been pretty blown away with how good they can be.
What’s your favorite?