Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.
- Use of lower quality paint that is porous in nature.
- Application of paint to unprimed substrate.
- Higher quality latex paints contain more binder, which helps prevent stains from penetrating the painted surface, allowing for easy removal.
- Priming new surfaces provides maximum film thickness of a premium top coat, providing very good stain removability.
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