Poor stain resistance refers to failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.
Paints with low stain resistance absorb dirt, grime and stains. Choosing a high-quality paint with high stain resistance and properly priming the surface will help make staining less likely, and dirt and grime easier to remove.
What Causes Poor Paint Stain Resistance?
- Using low-quality, porous paint
- Application of paint to unprimed substrate
How to Prevent Poor Paint Stain Resistance
- High-quality latex paints contain more binders, which help prevent stains from penetrating the painted surface. This makes cleaning easier.
- Properly priming surfaces provides maximum film thickness for paint and helps make it more stain-resistant.
- Eggshell and satin paints are generally more stain-resistant than flat paints.
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