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Regular problem burnishing Definition

Increase in gloss or sheen of the paint film when rubbed, scrubbed or brushed up against; more noticeable in darker colors.


  • Use of a flat paint in high-traffic areas where a finish with a higher sheen level would have better resistance to burnishing
  • Frequent washing and spot-cleaning
  • Use of abrasive cloth and/or cleaners
  • Use of low-quality paints with poor stain and scrub resistance (see Poor Stain Resistance for more information)
  • Paint high-traffic areas with a superior paint.
  • Consider using paint with higher gloss or sheen in these areas.
  • Clean painted surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and non-abrasive cleaners; rinse with water.

Product Recommendations

Surface Recommended Primer
Undercoaters INTER-KOTE® Premium
Desired Finish Recommended Product
Flat SUPREMA® Interior Flat Paint
Velvet SUPREMA® Interior Velvet Paint
Eggshell SUPREMA® Interior Eggshell Paint
Low Sheen SUPREMA® Interior Low Sheen Paint
Semi-Gloss SUPREMA® Interior Semi-Gloss Paint
Low Odor|Zero VOC Interior
Desired Finish Recommended Product
Eggshell EVEREST® Interior Eggshell Paint
Semi-Gloss EVEREST® Interior Semi-Gloss Paint

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.