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Regular problem yellowing

Definition

Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

Causes

  • Normal oxidation of oil-based paint or varnish
  • Exposure to heat from stoves, radiators and heating ducts
  • Exposure of oil-based paints to household cleaners that contain ammonia
  • Lack of light (e.g., behind pictures or appliances, inside closets, etc.)

Solutions

  • Use a high-quality latex paint, which does not tend to yellow. Oil-based paints have a tendency to yellow, particularly in areas that are protected from sunlight and/or exposed to ammoniated cleaning products.

Product Recommendations

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
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.