What is Conventional Alkyd Paint?

Conventional alkyd paints dry by solvent evaporation and cure by oxidation in approximately five days to a hard, glossy finish that is simply unmatched by latex paints. This makes alkyds well-suited for interior trim, doors, cabinets and other high-use areas that require smooth durability. When you brush alkyd paint onto a handrail or kitchen cabinet, it can look like it was sprayed.

Conventional alkyds use petroleum-based solvents and have higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They also involve a more difficult cleanup that requires paint thinner. There is a product that puts the best of both conventional alkyds and waterborne-alkyds in practice as the new gold standard for the pro painter.

  • Provides a total waterborne system for Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd finishes
  • Easy to apply
  • Excellent leveling properties
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Sandable
  • Spatter resistant
  • Excellent for blocking household stains
  • Download our how-to guide or watch our how-to video for tips on repainting your cabinets using ADVANCE
  • Engineered with Gennex® Color Technology
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