It’s important to know that interior house paints fall into one of two categories – Acrylic (laytex) or oil (alkyd) and each has different characteristics.
Easy to use acrylic
Acrylic paints combine the longest-lasting finish with the best gloss retention. Wattyl Acrylic paints are easy to work with, dry quickly and are extremely durable. Do-it-yourselfers favor them for almost any painting project.
Acrylic paint mixes with water. This means you can:
wipe spills with a damp rag, clean brushes and rollers with soap and water after use and wash paint off your hands with soap and water
Stain resistant oil (alkyd)
Alkyd/Oil paints offer good adhesion and stain resistance. Because of this, many users prefer alkyd products for trim and for kitchens and bathrooms. Tools clean up with solvent.