SW-ArtDIRwashability

DESCRIPTION

Painted surfaces that are not easily cleaned of contaminants.

POSSIBLE CAUSE

  • Low quality, porous paints that contaminants can penetrate into.
     
  • Using a flat finish on a surface that is constantly exposed to contaminants.

SOLUTION

See Lead Information.
 

  • Washability is the ease with which washing will remove dirt from the paint's surface without causing damage.
     
  • The greater the ease of soil removal with a minimum of film erosion, the greater the useful service life of the coating is expected to be.
     
  • Emerald™ Interior and Duration Home® are washable coatings where contaminants sit on the surface and easily wash off without scrubbing the surface.

INTERIOR

Primer
(if needed)
Premium Interior Wall & Wood Primer
Multi-Purpose Primer
Loxon® Concrete & Masonry Primer/Sealer

Suggested Finishes
Emerald
Duration Home®
ProClassic®
SuperPaint®

See Interior Paints


Because of their smooth finish, semi-gloss and gloss finishes generally clean easier than flat and low sheen finishes.

For areas subject to constant washing, alkyd coatings tend to be harder than latex coatings.