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Default Latex paint doesn't crack??

Joseph Meehan wrote:

Good modern latex paint is good, when properly applied. It does
not do as well without some care when applying it over existing oil
paints. Most people I know who have been disappointed with it have
either failed in the prep and application or they used cheap or
improper paint for their use.

I don't mean to indicate that it is better than oil, but it is a
second choice and today it is often the only choice.

Latex semi is about all that is used on concrete block/stucco in FL. I
believe that I have read that oil is better
for wood. I have used oil on exterior wood trim that was badly
alligatored. When scraped to remove loose paint,
cleaned, primed, caulked and dry, oil worked fine.