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