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Old 08-13-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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I know this is a stupid question before I even ask it, but if latex paint is water soluble, why doesn't the rain eventually just run it off? I was just finishing my 3rd coat on my storm shutters that I know get heavy water flowing over them during rain, and couldn't help but wonder why a water soluble paint wouldn't run/streak...

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the exposure to the Ari causes a chemical reaction, causing the paint to "harden" thus no longer bieng water soluble.

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Very good to know!!! Although, it still seems that water is enough to streak my latex interior paint if I'm trying to clean blemishes on the wall, but I imagine that's because of pressure + water, not just water then?
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Latex is...rubber. After the solvents have dried you are left with a *tinted* rubber; which is, of course, very water proof.
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Latex is...rubber. After the solvents have dried you are left with a *tinted* rubber; which is, of course, very water proof.
wait, I thought 'latex' paint wasn't really latex rubber..... (splitting hairs I know, but isn't latex used in a different manner with latex paint?)
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Try letting it dry all over your hair/hands/clothes and then see how water soluble it is ....
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...but isn't latex used in a different manner with latex paint?)
Wikipedia is listing 160 references of latex.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...ch=latex+paint

I think natural latex is rubber and synthetic latex is used in paint...so in splitting hairs you could be right.
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Wikipedia is listing 160 references of latex.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...ch=latex+paint

I think natural latex is rubber and synthetic latex is used in paint...so in splitting hairs you could be right.
hehe one of those 160 was 'strap on dildo' lol

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