There are more than a thousand coatings available for use in the paint industry, and all of them are not created equal. In this article, I’ll cover the three most common coatings that are used in the paint industry.
Here are a couple of things to consider: First off, how the coating will bond to the substrate. If you’re going to be making a coating on a very smooth surface, the use of a paint-based primer would be more appropriate. But if it is on a rough surface, a latex paint would be most appropriate. That is, a latex paint will bond to the substrate much like silicone does.
If you are making a paint on a hard surface such as concrete, then a latex paint would probably be the most appropriate, because it will bond to the substrate much like latex does when it bond to the substrate. And then, of course, there is the issue of tack-release. I have seen countless articles over the years about the best way to release the paint from the surface. The article I link to above, and many others, talk about using a tack-release agent.
The most commonly recommended tack-release agent is a ‘polymer’ like a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The PVA polymer is an organic polymer and is a water soluble one. It’s essentially a ‘water-base’ latex paint because it doesn’t contain any alcohol or organic solvents. The most important thing to remember is to never use PVA as a tack free release agent for any surface.
A lot of paint manufacturers use PVA as a tack free release agent, but it is not a substitute for paint that is meant to be used on a wet substrate. While PVA is an excellent tack-free release agent, its a relatively unstable polymer. Its a polyvinyl alcohol polymer, which means that it can be degraded when wet and is therefore a poor paint choice. The PVA polymer can also cause a yellowing effect on certain kinds of paints.
While it’s always wise to avoid water-based paints like PVA, a lot of people, including ourselves, have found it to be a useful paint for bonding primer and top coats. Primer and top coats are typically made of latex and are meant to be applied to a wet surface, so using a paint that is wet while it’s being used on a wet surface can cause issues.
We didn’t find any problems with using this paint. And if you’re curious what kind of yellowing or yellowing-like effect PVA can have on paint, it can actually affect the way the paint changes colors. Our own research found that if a PVA-based layer is applied to a wet surface, the paint changes color more quickly and more dramatically than when we applied the entire layer to a dry surface.
PVA is a common material used in paint, but we couldn’t find any reports of it being harmful to paint. As for the paint itself, we tested this paint on the skin of a cat and found it fairly safe. As for the effect on the paint, we found that it did have a noticeable yellowing effect, but that the yellowing effect is caused by the PVA itself. If you’re concerned about this, you can always try a wet paint.
I have actually done a couple experiments with this paint, which was very interesting. It completely stopped being yellow after 1 hour, but continued to be yellow after 2 hours. I have even used this paint on a few different items and found it to be extremely smooth and not very tacky.
Unfortunately, this type of paint doesn’t have a reputation for being long-lasting. One of the reasons why is because it doesn’t hydrate and become tacky at the same time, so if you have a large surface area, this paint can easily end up drying out. In addition, some of the newer types of PVA-based paints do not have as much PVA in them.