Benjamin Moore Advance Oil Interior Paint, Water Emulsified
Benjamin Moore Advance is a high-end, quality interior Waterborne Alkyd. This interior paint still uses an oil resin, but the product is emulsified enough for complete water clean-up. This product is a true oil-based paint with virtually no VOCs.
But it is important to note that odor is not synonymous with – smell. Since it is an oil it does contain an odor that some view as less than pleasant.
Aside from that, the real question is, does this interior oil paint offer what everyone would expect from Benjamin Moore? Here is our take and experience with the product!
Benjamin Moore Paint Expectations
Benjamin Moore is one of the premier paint manufacturers in North America. We have observed and used several of their products over the years. Typically the products that Benjamin Moore produces are quality products and excellent performers.
In many cases, the price per gallon is slightly high, but the project will typically require less paint using Benjamin Moore. This is especially true when conducting interior painting applications.
Benjamin Moore is also known for high-quality resins. In turn, products will cover better and last longer. Several competitors’ philosophies are thicker applications and marginal resins and pigment. The Advance line from Benjamin Moore is a somewhat newly developed product packed with technology that is proprietary to Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore Advance Advantages & Drawback
Benjamin Moore Advance is definitely an innovative product and in a class of its own. However, there are a few things that you should know before using this product.
Like most interior paints, the product dries within a couple of hours after application. However, it requires an extremely long time for the product to completely cure due to its emulsification process. These details are not indicated on the outside of the can or by Benjamin Moore.
Without the emulsification process naturally, water and oil would not mix – so, considering the nature of the paint, this extensive cure-time is a necessary evil.
Advance’s advantage is that it allows contractors to paint over oil interior trim and doors without priming or the omission of heavy VOCs. If Benjamin Moore could develop a speedy curing process, this product would be absolutely flawless. That’s a huge statement as it pertains to house paint.
Advance Paint For Cabinets
Contrary to Benjamin, we would not recommend using this product for interior cabinet painting. This paint simply cures way too slow. There would likely be damages and scratches to the painted surfaces before the paint has a chance to dry fully.