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Poor Stain Resistance

Definition

Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.

Causes

  • Application of paint to unprimed surfaces
  • Use of low-quality paints

Solutions

  • Prime new surfaces before applying the topcoat.
  • Use a high-quality paint that contains more binder to help prevent stains from penetrating the painted surface.
  • Consider using paint with higher gloss or sheen in high-traffic areas.

Product Recommendations

Primer

Desired Finish

Recommended Product

Low odor | Zero voc interior

Please note that these suggestions are provided as a service to you. We are unable to guarantee or be responsible for the results obtained by these procedures. If you have additional questions, ask any of our expert sales associates.