Depending on color choice, temperature, and humidity, latex paint may take up to 60 days for a “full cure”. In most cases, latex paint can be put to normal use after a day or two. We live in San Antonio, Texas and most days are sunny and hot, which makes the paint dry or cure fast. Fresh latex should be allowed to cure for at least 14 days before attempting to wipe or wash the walls. Your freshly painted walls can be sensitive to water or chemicals the curing process. Ask your local independent paint store which paint is right for you. We normally advise our clients on Coronado Paint by Benjamin Moore. It extremely durable and hold up to this heat we have in San Antonio, Texas.