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


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

Surface Recommended Primer
Non-Ferrous Metal ULTRA-GRIP® Premium
Non-Ferrous Metal
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
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.