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Solving Poor Scrub Resistance Problems2018-12-19T09:35:33-05:00

SOLVING

SCRUB RESISTANCE PROBLEMS

POOR SCRUB RESISTANCE

Wearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Choosing the wrong sheen for the area.
  • Use of a lower quality paint.
  • Use of an overly aggressive scrub medium
  • Inadequate dry time allowed after application of the paint before washing it.
  • Application of the paint in too thin a coat.

SOLUTION:

  • Areas that need frequent cleaning require a high quality paint formulated to provide such performance.
  • High traffic areas may require a semigloss or gloss paint rather than a flat paint to provide good scrub resistance.
  • Allow adequate dry time as scrub resistance will not fully develop until the paint is thoroughly cured.
  • Always try washing the painted surface with the least abrasive material and mildest detergent first.

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