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Solving Yellowing Problems2018-12-19T12:04:14-05:00

SOLVING

YELLOWING PROBLEMS

YELLOWING

Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Oxidation of alkyd or oil-based paint or varnish.
  • Heat from stoves, radiators and heating ducts.
  • Lack of light (e.g., behind pictures or appliances, inside closets, etc.).

SOLUTION:

  • Top quality latex paints do not tend to yellow, nor does non-yellowing varnish.
  • Alkyd paints, because of their curing mechanism, do tend to yellow, particularly in areas that are protected from sunlight.

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