Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.
- Use of a lower sheen (such as flat) where a higher sheen would be more appropriate.
- Use of a paint that is porous in nature.
- Application of paint to unprimed substrate.
Use a paint designed to offer high stain resistance and washability, such as Duration Home®.
Higher sheens tend to resist stains and are easier to clean than flatter finishes.
Priming new surfaces provides a more uniform film build of the finish, which may help provide improved stain removal.