Latex Paint for Aircraft

Latex paint has been used on homebuilt aircraft for the past few decades. A quick search on the internet will turn up lots of information on the subject and many of them can be found in the links provided below. These include early experimenters, different application techniques, and tests of durability and UV protection. I used these sites and their information as the basis for my own experimenting with latex paint. Oddly enough it was recently pointed out to me that latex paint actually contains no latex. Water based paints are still labeled latex enamel, and we refer to them as latex, but the material from the rubber tree is no longer present. I’m not a chemist or a processional painter and can’t really tell you much about the molecular make up of the stuff, but I can share some tips and techniques on how to apply it, and share my expierencies and others pertaining to using latex paint on aircraft.