I'm looking for recommendations for a paint that will cure harder than
the standard variety acrylic latex or alkyd enamel available in
hardware stores. Use to be indoors without any particular concerns
for water or chemical resistance. My past experience with the above
paints has resulted in premature wear on items subject to some hard
use. My requirements are that it be suitable for rolling/brushing or
available in a spray can since I don't have an appropriate spray rig.
I also want a one-part formulation, preferably available in sizes
smaller than 1 gallons. My initial research points to
urethane-modified alkyds such as Interlux Brightside, Pettit Easypoxy,
Epifanes monourethane, etc. used for boat painting.
I've found that the standard test for paint hardness is the pencil
hardness test. However, the specs for this value are often only
available for the paints for the industrial market, and I'm not sure
how well the values compare across suppliers due to variability in the
test as acknowdedged in the ASTM method.
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