Solving common paint problems - Fading / Poor Colour Retention

Definition:Premature and/or excessive lightening of the paint colour that typically occurs on surfaces with a southern exposure. Fading/poor colour retention can also be a result of chalking of the paint film.

Solving common paint problems - Blistering

Definition: Lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface, which appears as bubbles or blisters in the paint, usually caused by heat, moisture or a combination of both. This condition can eventually lead to peeling of the paint if not corrected.

Solving common paint problems - Blocking

Definition: Blocking occurs when two freshly painted surfaces stick together when pressed against each other, such as a door sticking to the jamb or window sticking to the sill. Frequently, when one surface “breaks” free, it leaves paint from its own surface or peels paint from the opposing surface.

Solving common paint problems - Burnishing

Definition: Increase in gloss or sheen of the paint film when rubbed, scrubbed or brushed up against; more noticeable in darker colours.

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