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Regular problem poor sheen

Definition

Shiny spots or dull spots (also known as “flashing”) on a painted surface; uneven gloss.

Causes

  • Applying paint unevenly
  • Failure to prime a porous surface, or a surface with varying degrees of porosity
  • Over-thinning of the paint
  • Poor application resulting in lapping
  • Use of low-quality paint

Solutions

  • New surfaces should be primed/sealed before applying the topcoat to ensure a uniform surface.
  • Often another coat of paint will even out the sheen irregularities. Make sure to apply paint from “wet to dry” to prevent lapping.
  • Use a high-quality water-based enamel paint.

Product Recommendations

Primer

Surface Recommended Primer
Natural Wood EZ-PRIME® Premium
Synthetic Wood ULTRA-GRIP® Premium
Masonry EFF-STOP® Premium
Masonry SUPER-LOC®
Ferrous Metal BLOC-RUST® Premium, White (Water Based)
Non-Ferrous Metal ULTRA-GRIP® Premium

Interior

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

Exterior

Desired Finish Recommended Product
Flat EVERSHIELD® Exterior Flat Paint
Velvet EVERSHIELD® Exterior Velvet Paint
Eggshell EVERSHIELD® Exterior Eggshell Paint
Low Sheen EVERSHIELD® Exterior Low Sheen Paint
Semi-Gloss EVERSHIELD® Exterior Semi-Gloss Paint
Gloss EVERSHIELD® Exterior Gloss Paint

Low Odor|Zero VOC Interior

Desired Finish Recommended Product
Flat EVEREST® Interior Flat Paint
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.