What Causes Paint Burnishing or Marring?
Often occurring with the use of flat paint, burnishing is typically seen in high-traffic areas that require frequent cleaning—like living rooms, window sills, stairs and even doors.
Common causes of burnishing or marring include:
- Frequent washing and spot-cleaning of painted surfaces, especially with an abrasive cleanser
- Using flat paint in high-traffic areas
- Using paint with minimal washability and scrub resistance
- Objects rubbing against the paint (furniture against walls, for example)