The Paint Breakdown

Feb, 20, 2014

I’m no expert. Just a few days ago I’ll admit I had no idea what the difference was between enamel and latex paint. When I would buy paint for my projects, I would simply stare at all the selections for a good 10 minutes until one caught my eye, or take the recommendation of the store’s staff. Who hasn’t done that? I decided it was time to really do some research and figure out what my options were and what I should be using. The answer: there is no right answer. There are SO many paints out there and each one has it’s pros and cons. After reading tons of blogs and articles I was finally starting to understand a little more about the paint world. I made a little infographic to help decipher the differences and give you a look at the different properties and best uses for each one. I hope this is as helpful for you as it is for me!


Feel free to print this out and keep it for your reference!



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    Jamie johanson

    January 7, 2017

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to share with my Interior Design students. We are starting our first DIY Friday projects and you are a lifesaver!

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      January 12, 2017

      Perfect! So glad this will be helpful!

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    July 23, 2015

    This is the best guide I have found so far.. have been searching but this is too good..
    Thanks for this.

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      July 24, 2015

      So glad it’s helpful!!

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    Taryn @ Design, Dining Diapers

    March 4, 2014

    This is SUCH a useful graphic! I don’t do a ton of furniture redo’s and I learned a lot from this. Pinned 🙂

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      March 4, 2014

      Thanks, Taryn! I’m glad it was helpful 🙂

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