oil paint

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paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle

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The two most common solvents are paint thinner (for oil-base paints) and water (for latex, or water-base, paints), though some types of paint use solvents like alcohol and lacquer thinner.
Specially formulated alkyd resins in oil-base paints work almost as well, but fewer painters use oil-base paints now.
Water-base and oil-base paints each have advantages.
Water-base acrylic siding paints work better than oil-base paints on rough textures, because they breathe," allowing trapped water vapor to pass through them more easily.
We can expect this technology to expand into pigmented finishes, and you'll begin to see water-base paints containing some of the excellent resins once exclusively used in oil-base paints.