Dispersion, mineral or latex paint – which paint for which room?

 

With such a large selection, it is often not easy for do-it-yourselfers to know which paint is suitable for which room. What is the difference between a dispersion paint, a mineral paint and a latex paint? Which wall paint do I use in the kitchen, which one for the bathroom, in the children's room or in the hallway? We give you an overview and explain the differences:

 

 

 

Dispersion paint – the universal wall paint

A dispersion is suitable for all rooms and can be used for all substrates. It is a "commercially available" wall paint consisting of colour pigments, water and a binder. These are usually referred to as dispersions.

Substrate:
Mineral plasters, gypsum plaster, concrete, gypsum plasterboard and old coats of paint which can be coated

Colour shades:
A dispersion can be mixed by mixing with full colour or tinting colours for any colourful wall paint.

Mineral paint / Silicate paint – the wall paint that produces a healthy indoor atmosphere

In the mineral paint / silicate paint, the binder in the wall paint consists mainly of mineral constituents. In the living area potassium silicate is usually used as a binder – hence the term silicate paint. The special thing about mineral paints is their diffusivity (water-vapour permeability) As a result, e.g. the formation of condensation and the underground is prevented and the substrate can "breathe". Mineral paints are therefore particularly suitable for allergy sufferers as dirt particles and bacteria do not adhere to the walls. Due to the strong alkalinity of silicate paints, the proliferation of fungi and bacteria is hindered. (self-disinfecting) Mineral paints are also suitable for children's rooms and the entire living area.

Substrate:
Silicate paints are only suitable for mineral plasters, concrete, gypsum plasterboard and on old silicate-based coats of paint.

Colour shades:
Not all colour pastes are suitable for silicate paints - the wrong pastes would have a negative effect on the colour stability. Therefore, silicate paints are not available in all shades without restriction. A large selection of colourful silicate paints can be found here.

Latex paint – the paint for high demands

The properties of the classic latex paint are water resistance and water vapour impermeability. Responsible for this is a special latex binder in the wall paint which makes it extremely hard-wearing. You can wipe the wall wet and remove dirt. Preferably latex paint is therefore used in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the stairwell or in the anteroom (shoe rack).

Substrate:
Mineral plaster, gypsum plaster, concrete, gypsum plasterboard and old coats of paint which can be coated.

Colour shades:
Can be mixed by mixing with full colour or tinting colours for any colourful wall paint.

 Produktübersicht nach Räumen

RaumProduktTypAnforderung

Living room

 

Aviva Ultra-Weiß

Aviva Ultra-Color

Dispersion paint

Dispersion paint

Best coverage, even when painting over

Colourful, strong colours, best coverage

Bedroom

 

Aviva Tiromin-Weiß

Aviva Tiromin-Color

Mineral paint

Mineral paint

A paint which produces a healthy indoor atmosphere, suitable for allergy sufferers

A paint which produces a healthy indoor atmosphere, pastel colour shades

Children's room

 

Aviva Tiromin-Color

Aviva Strong-Weiß

Mineral paint

Latex paint

A paint which produces a healthy indoor atmosphere, pastel colour shades

Washable surfaces, around painting tables, tables, etc.

Kitchen

 

 

Aviva Strong-Weiß

Aviva Ultra-Color

Aviva Fresh-Weiß

Latex paint

Dispersion paint

Dispersion paint

Washable surfaces, e.g. around work surfaces

Colourful, strong colours, best coverage

Air purifying effect, antibacterial and preventive against attacks of mould

Bathroom

 

Aviva Tiromin-Color

Aviva Fresh-Weiß

Mineral paint

Dispersion paint

Inhibits the growth of fungi and bacteria

Air purifying effect, antibacterial and preventive against attacks of mould

Stairwell

Aviva Strong-Weiß

Latex paint

Washable surfaces, especially important in the base area

Basements

Aviva Eco-Weiß

Dispersion paint

Cheap, good result

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