Paints are essentially chemicals. It is important to understand the nature of these chemicals before you embark upon your house-painting quest. Latex paints are more eco-friendly as they are mainly water-based paints.
However, if you have a lot of wooden furniture lying around,latex is not a good option as Latex based paints cause wood to swell. Oil-basedpaints, on the other hand, offers a smooth application on wall surfaces.
Oil-based paints have a strong fume and it is better to apply this type of paint in a properly ventilated area unless you want to get stuck with the smell of stale paint long after the paint job is complete. It is always better to check with a local painting contractor in Canberra before you invest in buying the paints.