The highest durability in the Acrylic family of resins for Architectural coatings. Ideally used on baseboard, trim, doors, bathrooms, kitchens. Also, an excellent product for exterior stucco and properly primed surfaces. Water thinned and clean-up with low VOC.
Vinyl Acrylic / Acrylic Blend
To make architectural coatings a little more affordable but still have good characteristics, we blend popular types of Acrylic Resins. 100% Acrylics have a better scrub resistance and adhesion, but Vinyl Acrylics help with costs and add a little more working time. This is sometimes called latex paint.
Epoxy Modified Acrylics
Epoxy esters, in water-soluble resins, are useful to help with providing some chemical resistance, adhesion and flexibility for flooring applications. This coating can help with resisting efflorescence on brick or cement walls.
Acrylic Urethanes are a version of Polyurethane products without the oil. It yields a beautiful clear finish that stays clear, resisting yellowing over time. The myth is that acrylics are less resistant to heat and solvents then oil-based. Protek has challenged myth by developing our Traditions Sliver Line of Acrylic Urethanes.
Vinyl Acrylic or Polyvinyl Acrylic (PVA) are derived from the co-polymerization of vinyl acetate and acrylate monomers. Vinyl Acrylics are economical binders that are primarily used for interior architectural (house) paints.
Direct to Metal
Protek Styrene Acrylic or ‘Direct to Metal’ paint is applied for protection on new metal or metal that is without any rust. Mainly used for exterior applications.
Acrylic Paint – The Base Elements
Acrylic Paint base elements are typically 100% acrylic resin, vinyl acrylic or a blend of the two. Adding additional resins (such as, urethanes, epoxy esters or epoxy modified, either by themselves or with cross-linking technology) improves certain characteristics of the final paint. These products normally cover all architectural paint coatings needed for your home, on interior or exterior surfaces, plus commercial buildings.
These include coatings for kitchen walls, bedroom walls, living rooms, exterior walls, over stucco or bricks, and ceilings. It is also excellent for usage as scenic paints for movies or stages. There are so many uses for acrylic paint products.
The capabilities for stain and water resistance comes from the quality of the acrylic resin. The choice of 100% Acrylic resin or a high quality vinyl acrylic resin, in the formulation of the paint sets the quality of the finished paint.
There are many types of acrylic paint and Protek manufactures some of the finest quailty acrylic paints available today.
The better-quality paints normally contain less vinyl resins and more or only 100% acrylic resins and since 100% acrylic is more expensive than vinyl, these highly quality paints cost more money.
Traditions Silver Label Acrylic Urethane Paint
Traditions “Silver Label” is the best acrylic paint that Protek Paint has ever made.
Available in two finishes: Velvet and Low-Lustre.
Traditions Silver Label paint is the perfect choice for the very best in a home finish.
With the use of the highest quality acrylic resin in combination with a water-borne urethane for toughness, Protek has developed Traditions Silver Label with a high adhesion PLUS superior resistance to scrubbing & staining.
The use of ceramic spheres helps to make this superior product burnish resistant (resists any polishing of the surface) and offers superior stain resistance.
Low Lustre Sheen: 3 to 5
Velvet Sheen: 10 to 15
Traditions Silver Label acrylic emulsion paint formulation has a remarkable durable finish for virtually almost all surfaces including, cabinets, trim, baseboards, retail stores, restaurants, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, family rooms and any surface where the very best in durability is required or preferred.
Protek 100% Acrylic Paint
Protek’s 100% Acrylic Paint has strong adhesion properties and bonds well to surfaces. It works well on interior and exterior surfaces, such as; wood, metals, masonry, and certain types of plastics.
- Acrylic paint is breathable and flexible. These qualities allow moisture to escape, while being able to contract or expand without blistering, cracking and peeling without losing any adhesion.
- It’s mildew resistant and has fabulous color retention, maintains its sheen longer and is durable enough to resist UV damage more than oil paint.
- Low VOCs also mean low odor when painting which is especially important for interior painting.
- It’s a fast-drying paint that allows you to apply that second coat sooner, as well as do seamless touch ups.
- Some areas may need to be properly primed prior to painting.
Semi-Gloss 100% Acrylic
Semi-Gloss finish is excellent for all surfaces, interior and exterior. High adhesion, wash ability and ease of application make it perfect for trim, baseboards, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, exterior brickwork and cement.
Low Lustre 100% Acrylic
This beautiful Low Lustre finish paint has a lovely low sheen that can be used for both interior and exterior applications. It is specially formulated to allow the paint to form a film at very low temperatures (0 Celsius). Normally acrylics must have a temperature over 8 to 10C for the surface temperature to allow paint to cure properly and form a proper film. It is great to use in bathrooms and kitchens, or on exterior brick and cement.
Vinyl Acrylic / Acrylic Blend Paint
For our interior architectural water-based, we utilize vinyl acrylic binders because they are economical for coloring with pigment dispersions. They can enhance polymer performance by adding flexibility, increasing water resistance and reducing VOC’s without using plasticizers.
The best-quality latex is 100 % acrylic. Other vinyl acrylic latex paints are more economical because they employ synthetic polymers as the binders. As manufactures, we balance out the need for quality vs the economic benefits provided, along with manufacturing a non toxic acrylic paint (low VOC’s).
Velvet Flat Vinyl Acrylic
Velvet Flat offers a lovely ‘velvety’ finish with a 3 to 5 sheen. Best used on walls in minimum use areas that will not require high wash ability, such as; living rooms, dining rooms, and guest bedrooms.
Eggshell Vinyl Acrylic
Eggshell delivers an 8 to 12 sheen that is typically used for areas that will require wash ability, such as heavily used living rooms, kids bedrooms, and family rooms. It is easy to apply and spreads nicely.
Satin Vinyl Acrylic
The highest wash ability for this line, our Satin sheen (15 to 20) is kept clean in high traffic areas where continuous washing is needed, such as; family rooms, basements, kid’s rooms & offices.
Specialty Acrylic Paints
Elastermeric Acrylic Paint
Typically, water-based acrylics are used to bridge a gap less than 1.5mm (1/16th of an inch) on a cementitious surface, such as; brick or block walls, poured concrete, and roofing.
The product usually requires multiple coats to stay pliable and flexible in extreme weather conditions. Each coat is around 8 to 12 mils wet and a minimum of 2 to 3 coats are required. The coating can elongate 400 to over 1000 times.
Direct to Metal Styrene Acrylic
Direct to Metal (DTM) Acrylic is available in a number of pre-mixed colors and tint bases to make almost any color. Can be used on clean aluminum, galvanized (not pitted or rusted steel), and previously painted surfaces. It can be used on exterior metal barns, sheds and other metal surfaces that are not rusty.
If rusty please use our Blue Steel Rust Converter. DTM has a great high gloss and overall gloss retention.
Epoxy Modified Acrylic Paint
The use of epoxy ester and acrylic resins are common for uses on floor coatings that give both toughness but also some mild chemical resistance. These coatings are used on front porches, light industrial floors and tennis courts, with the addition of some non-reflective aggregate for non-slip surfaces.
Protek Step and Epoxy Modified Acrylic are excellent exterior paint for cement and wood porches. It is also a great non-glare coating for tennis courts that help with both traction and durability.
Studio Flat Vinyl Acrylic
Studio Flat was designed for the Motion Picture and Film Industries. This paint line was designed not to reflect any light that would interfere with the filmmakers and photographers work. It is also used for ceilings to minimize the light reflection and not show the imperfections or lap marks.
Neutral base to make other bright or dark colors
Protek Drywall Primer / Sealer is an excellent Vinyl Acrylic product for both priming new drywall and sealing the surface so that the final coat is performing at its’ very best.
Cheap or inexpensive primers that do not seal the surface results in the topcoat penetrating or ‘flash’ with an uneven sheen, especially where the drywall mud stops and the drywall begins. Protek Drywall Primer/Sealer eliminates uneven sheen.
We use only the highest quality Vinyl Acrylics for our flat finishes such as our Studio Flat and Drywall Primer.
Pro-Stick-Tek 100% Acrylic Bonding Primer
Pro-Stick-Tek 100% acrylic paint primer is a universal bonding primer used to prime previously coated walls with oil paints or over aluminum siding, galvanizing, wood and many other substrates.
Acrylic House Paint
Non-toxic, Low VOC Acrylic paints have virtually taken over the marketplace for the typical homeowner. Whether for interior or exterior applications, basements, kitchens, living areas, or exterior walls of all types, Acrylic paints has now become the ‘IT PAINT’ for home decor.
Protek Paint has responded by developing a market leading acrylic paint product; ‘Traditions – Silver Label’. This is a ‘best of class product’ that a homeowner can have complete confidence. Great acrylic paint delivers!
Once the choice of paint is made, the next main considerations are ‘colour’ and lsheen’. Both are important, and both will have a big effect on your end result.
Selecting the right Sheen
For sheen, flatter finishes are generally more forgiving, as they do not accentuate imperfections of the wall or surface. But paint finishes with a little more sheen are more washable and scrub resistance. Most adult bedrooms, living & dining rooms normally do not require much surface washing or scrubbing. For high traffic areas, a stronger paint such as ‘Traditions Silver Label, Velvet Finish’, is appropriate.
Our recommendation is to select at least a little sheen, unless the room is not used or ‘abused’ with heavier traffic.
- For family rooms and children bedrooms, normally it is common to wash at least the high traffic or accident areas. In these areas we normally recommend Protek Satin Acrylic, Protek Low Lustre 100% Acrylic and Traditions ‘Silver Label’ (either Low Lustre or Velvet) because they are washable.
- For Kitchens, Bathrooms, doors and trim, if properly prepared and/or primed with our Pro-Stick-Tek Bonding 100% Acrylic Primer, we most often recommend our ‘Protek Low Lustre 100% Acrylic’, ‘Protek Semi-Gloss 100% Acrylic’ or ‘Traditions Silver Label, Low Lustre finish.
- All of these acrylic paints have great adhesion, are washable and great hiding properties.
- All of these products and finishes are also excellent choices for Exterior surfaces, like stucco walls, wood siding and trim.
Colour is a topic all to itself. If you are unsure or worried about the perception of closing off the room with darker colours, then select light shades. Lighter colours tend to give the perception of a little more space.
Colour is very personal and can bring a ‘personality’ to any living or work area. Careful use of wall colour can create contrast between paintings or wall prints and make them ‘pop’ off the wall, looking even more special. The character of both the room and the homeowner can really shine through with colour selection.
Acrylic Interior House Paint
Preparing your surfaces is the key to getting best paint finish result. All surfaces should be filled with compound wherever there are small nail holes, scratches or other minor imperfections. Larger areas may require drywall patches or the use of a fiberglass reinforced tape such as “Fibatape” to bridge larger holes on a wall.
Then drywall compound can be applied to smooth and even out the room or hallway area. Priming these repaired areas can be done with Protek Drywall Primer/Sealer in order to gain a consistent finish. Protek developed and manufactures Protek Acrylic Drywall Sealer for exactly this reason – To Achieve a Consistent Finish with an EVEN SHEEN and show off your colour selection. Naturally the topcoat finish is applied after sanding and cleaning the repaired surface. Surface ‘dusting’ (with a vacuum or clean rag) is followed by a ‘wipe down’ with a clean damp cloth prior to priming.
Applying a base coat of Protek Drywall Primer/Sealer on any repaired wall areas allow the top coat paint finish to stay on top of the surface and not absorb into the porous surface of drywall or patching compound. The finish coat then shows off as a beautiful finish that is even with both colour and sheen.
A paintable chalking is normally advised to be used on areas between two surfaces such as; baseboards and walls; window trim and walls. The painted areas normally look more ‘finished’ and is part of a complete job.
Acrylic Paint For Furniture
Knowing how to refurbish furniture with acrylic paint texture is great – if you know how to do it right, and Protek does. The first thing to look at when you’re planning to change the look of your room or furniture are the details.
If you let your creative juices to flow, there are so many things you can do to re-vamp your space easily, and cost-effectively. Cottage Paint offers cutting edge products for those who want to take their creative ideas and make them a reality.
Metallic paints are becoming very popular these days, especially brass and gold colors. Cottage Paint Reflections offers a great select of DIY metallic paint products.
Outdoor Acrylic Paint
For exterior surfaces such as stucco, the surface should be cleaned, repaired, free of pollution and any peeling paint. If uncoated, the use of Protek 100% Acrylic Pro-Stick-Tek Bonding Primer is advised. This Primer allows the surface to breathe and provide superior bonding properties for exterior acrylic paint. It also provides a great base for your choice of colour and finish to beautify your home or business.
For wood substrate, the same primer can be used but any knots should be ‘spot’ primed first and then a complete coat applied over the entire area. If it is new wood, it should be allowed to weather for a few months prior to painting.
Alternatively, you can prepare the new wood surface with a wood cleaner or sandpaper to open up the wood and take away any ‘mill glaze’ that coats the wood. ‘Mill Glaze’ is like a varnish and prohibits the penetration of primer or paint into the wood surface. In order to provide the best protection and adhesion, removing ‘Mill Glaze’ is strongly advised.
‘Protek 100% Acrylic Low Lustre & Semi-Gloss’ and ‘Traditions Silver Label Velvet, & Low Lustre’ are all top of line 100% acrylic urethane products good for almost any acrylic exterior paint job. This includes heavy wear & tear or weathered parts of your home, such as; your front door, garage door, vinyl siding, aluminum siding, stucco, wood siding & decks. IF properly prepared and primed.
Acrylic coatings for high wear architectural surfaces normally require high adhesion with superior toughness that will allow the paint to remain flexible and resist scratching. This type of acrylic paint is used for kitchen cabinets and trim in almost any home. Protek manufacturers durable acrylic paint that is so tough, it can be used as a floor coating.
The superior adhesion and addition of mildewcides in Protek Paint formulations will help protect your investment. In addition, Protek offers;
- We can make almost any colour.
- Protek Direct-to-Metal Styrene Acrylic is great for your metal siding or trim, if properly cleaned and prepared. Available in almost any colour.
- Protek’s Epoxy Modified Acrylic and Protek Step are excellent exterior porch paints for your cement or wood porch. Protek Step contains a light aggregate to help reduce any slipping. It is also used on tennis courts to provide traction, durability, and still have a non-glare surface.
Manufacturing Acrylic Paint
Protek Paint will custom manufacture acrylic paint products for your organization or buying group. We manufacture a full array of household and commercial products including exceptional 100% Acrylic paint in two finishes, Low Lustre and Semi-Gloss, with 3 bases. This product is designed for interior usage but can be utilized on exterior surfaces, including stucco.
In addition, we manufacture a Vinyl Acrylic in Eggshell and Satin finishes, also available in 3 bases and any colour. Of course, our Traditions hybrid paints are simply the best architectural paint we have ever manufactured.
Our specialty acrylic paints include Studio Flat for the motion picture industry, Direct to Metal, Elastermeric, and Epoxy Modified Acrylic Floor paint. Contact us with your acrylic paint manufacturer requirements and we will get any bulk acrylic paint project completed with all the experience and care that our organization has to offer.
Acrylic Paint FAQs
What Is Acrylic Paint?
All water-based paints are “Acrylic” and sometimes referred to as “latex”, even though the paint has no latex rubber in the formula. Latex is just become a generic label, meaning that the paint is water soluble and cleans up with water instead of solvent.
Paints of the best quality utilize 100% acrylic resins and also carry the highest cost. An acrylic vinyl blend is more cost effective because vinyl acrylic resin has a lower cost. It is best for low traffic areas or in our studio line, where the paint changes frequently.
Keep in mind that hybrid acrylic paints can be water-soluble as well.
Can You Use Acrylic Paint On Metal?
With the use of our Direct-to-Metal (DTM) Acrylic paint or Protek Paint100% Acrylic Pro-Stick-Tek Primer, both will adhere excellently to either bare metal, aluminum siding or galvanizing if the surface is cleaned.
How Long For Acrylic Paint To Dry?
It usually takes a couple hours for acrylic paint to dry to the touch but a couple weeks to fully cure.
Is Acrylic Paint Flammable?
Any of our Protek Paint branded Acrylic, 100% Acrylic or blends, are NOT flammable.