Poor print resistance is the tendency of paint film to take on the imprint of an object that is placed on it, such as a glass.
What Causes Poor Paint Print Resistance?
- Using a low-quality semi-gloss or gloss paint
- Placing an object on a painted surface before the paint has fully dried
How to Prevent Poor Paint Print Resistance
- Use only high-quality acrylic semi-gloss or gloss latex paint. Low-quality latex, semi-gloss, and gloss paints can have poor print resistance, especially in warm, damp conditions.
- Use acrylic latex paints because they generally have better print resistance than vinyl latex paints. Fully cured alkyd paints also have excellent print resistance.
- Make sure to allow for the recommended "cure" time for the paint before the surface is put into service. Cool or humid conditions require more drying and curing time.
Find solutions for other interior paint problems.
Find solutions for exterior paint problems.
View our premium paints, stains and other products.