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Solving Poor Print Resistance Problems2018-12-20T12:01:04-05:00

SOLVING

POOR PRINT RESISTANCE PROBLEMS

POOR PRINT RESISTANCE

Tendency of paint film to take on the imprint of an object that is placed on it (e.g., a shelf, table, window sill or counter top with books, dishes and other objects on them). 

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Use of low quality semigloss or gloss paint.
  • Putting a painted surface back into use before paint has fully dried.

SOLUTION:

  • Use top quality acrylic semigloss or gloss latex paint.
  • Low quality latex semigloss and gloss paints can have poor print resistance, especially in warm, damp conditions.
  • Acrylic latex paints generally have better print resistance than vinyl latex paints.
  • Fully cured alkyd paints also have excellent print resistance.
  • Make sure the recommended “cure” time is allowed for the paint before it is put into service. Cool or humid conditions require more curing time.

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